come up with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theycome up with
he/she/itcomes up with
present participlecoming up with
past tensecame up with
past participlecome up with
  1. 1
    come up with something to think of something such as an idea or a plan

    Is that the best you can come up with?

  2. 2
    come up with something to produce or provide something that people want

    We’re in big trouble if we don’t come up with the money by 6 o’clock.

See also main entry: come