come up to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theycome up to
he/she/itcomes up to
present participlecoming up to
past tensecame up to
past participlecome up to
  1. 1
    come up to something to get nearer to a particular time or stage in a process

    As we come up to the end of the first half, the score remains France 3, Italy 3.

  2. 2
    come up to something to be as good as you want, need, or expect something to be

    It’s hard for others to come up to the very high standards she sets for herself.

See also main entry: come