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  • v. To invent, create, or think of.


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  • I still have to record the workout for the Abdominator and come up with its clever name.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • Armstrong also flew dead-stick landings in the F-102 as well as the F-104: “These would vary the geometry of the pattern and the flight speeds and the energy management aspects of the trajectory to come up with a conclusion, what is the probable best technique?”

    First Man

  • It was very cold out, a real February night, and whenever I was over there, like that night, I would try to come up with some pun in my mind about the Gowanus Canal, because the word ‘anus’ is in Gowanus and the word ‘anal’ is in Canal, and because the Gowanus smells.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Yet as researchers begin to delve more into this troubling correlation with newer lab techniques that allow them to trace antibodies back to the very thing that made them overproliferate in the first place, the answers they come up with may prove increasingly tricky for individual physicians, parents, and patients to grapple with.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Ladd, a small but determined gray-haired dynamo who had founded the organization, was able to come up with only five thousand dollars to fund the project, a paltry sum in the high-roller arena of scientific research.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Groups such as the Congress for New Urbanism, a non-profit that promotes the health and environmental benefits of walkable neighborhoods, are turning up the pressure to come up with guidelines that can accommodate urban villages without jeopardizing fire safety.

    Fire departments and new urbanism's village design at odds

  • Neil believes that whoever had comprised the first crew, facing such practical problems, would have come up with something very similar, because the Hasselblad was a rather large camera.

    First Man

  • Mafrige argued the district and its architects could have come up with a cheaper version of the stadium.

    The Daily News - News

  • Nora took that question—and the skeptical look that accompanied it—to mean that Karin Bledsoe had run her name through the computer and come up with the restraining order Peter had filed against her four years ago.


  • I, Mastermind Nilly, have yet again cleverly come up with what must surely be the answer to this riddle.

    Bubble in the Bathtub


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