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  • v. To move in an upwards direction; to ascend or climb.
  • v. To rise from one's bed (often implying to wake up)
  • v. To move from a sitting or lying position to a standing position; to stand up.
  • v. To materialise; to grow stronger.
  • v. To bring together, amass.
  • v. To gather or grow larger by accretion.
  • v. To go towards the attacking goal.
  • v. To criticise.
  • v. To annoy.


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  • Unpleasantly, but at least I could get up on deck.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Ready to suffer the consequences of her insubordination, she watched Dr. Kremer get up and move the papers to the side.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • She thought she would get up and watch dawn rise over the Four Peaks.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • Next to him in the CM was a notebook outlining eighteen different variations of what he could try to intersect the LM if the module did not manage to get up to him on its own.

    First Man

  • Every time an upper classman came in my room when I was a plebe I had to get up and say, ‘We win today or Betty Stark will be a widow tonight.’


  • Back home, Scott and I would get up ridiculously early and tear into our gifts while still in our pajamashair sticking out in all directions, morning breath at full force, Mom and Dad nursing coffee and hanging around with their eyes at half-mast.

    Paradise Lost

  • He worked at the Humboldt Dye Works and would get up every day, Monday through Friday, at four thirty AM to head out of the Bronx and into Brooklyn, in rain, sleet, sunshine, heat wave, or snowstorm.

    Follow the Model

  • And then when you get up to the head, the head can have a bunch of puffy P kind of hair on its head, poom, or a fluffy FL kind of hair, or a dark black M hairdo, or big blowsy bastardizing hair.


  • “Woo-ee, did somebody get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning or what?”

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Its easy to come up with all the reasons not to do somethingno time, no money, no willpowerbut its just as easy to get up and do it.



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