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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconjure up
he/she/itconjures up
present participleconjuring up
past tenseconjured up
past participleconjured up
  1. 1
    to create or achieve something difficult or unexpected, as if by magic

    They managed to conjure up a win to get into the playoffs.

  2. 2
    to bring something such as a feeling or memory to your mind

    a name that conjures up the romantic nature of the 1920s

  3. 3
    to make something appear using magic powers

    They found her at the bottom of her garden, conjuring up the spirits of her ancestors.

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