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    a few connotations of "come up"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    When do the students come up?

    Do come up to London and see us.

    When do the next lot of young soldiers come up?

    come up = to move towards to someone or something

    While I was waiting for the bus, a man came up and started asking questions.

    I could hear footsteps coming up behind me.

    More soldiers are coming up soon to help in the battle.

    “Are you hurt?” Marek said as he came up to her.

    come up = come near

    May I come up to your place?

    You have to come up and see me some time.

    come up = pay a visit

    A lot of guy’s parents came up to school on Sunday.

    I'll let you know if anything comes up.

    A change may come up soon.

    come up = happen

    About an hour later a sign came up on their left.

    The happiness come up in her eyes.

    He saw the clear image that came up on the screen.

    come up = appear, occur

    Your question came up at the meeting.

    His name never comes up in our conversation these days.

    come up = mention; be mentioned

    Did your horse come up?

    come up = become more successful, win

    That politician has come up in my opinion since I heard his last speech.

    come up = change, worsen, spoil the effect of

    The paintwork came up beautifully.

    come up = brighten

    Don't you try to come up, young man!

    come up = give o.s. airs

    Poor Jane is being sick again this morning, that light meal I gave her came up in a few minutes.

    come up = throw up

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 07-May-2010 at 13:27.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "come up"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    When do the students come up to standard?

    Do come up to London and see us.

    When do the next lot of young soldiers come up?

    come up = to move towards to someone or something

    While I was waiting for the bus, a man came up and started asking questions.

    I could hear footsteps coming up behind me.

    More soldiers are coming up soon to help in the battle.

    “Are you hurt?” Marek said as he came up to her.

    come up = come near

    May I come up to your place?

    You have to come up and see me some time.

    come up = pay a visit

    A lot of guy’s parents came up to school on Sunday.

    I'll let you know if anything comes up.

    A change may come up soon.

    Even if all care has been taken but something always comes up that upsets the plan.
    come up = happen
    unexpectedly.


    About an hour later a sign came up on their left.

    The happiness come up in her eyes.

    He saw the clear image that came up on the screen.

    come up = appear, occur

    Your question came up at the meeting.

    His name never comes up in our conversation these days.

    come up = mention; be mentioned

    Did your horse come up?

    come up = become more successful, win

    That politician has come up in my opinion since I heard his last speech.

    come up = change, worsen, spoil the effect of

    The paintwork came up beautifully.

    come up = brighten

    Don't you try to come up, young man!

    come up = give o.s. airs

    Poor Jane is being sick again this morning, that light meal I gave her came up in a few minutes.

    come up = throw up

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All seem fine.

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