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Origin of getup
Words nearby getup
Definition for getup (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for getup
She was met with boos and shouts, as a man wearing a Revolutionary War getup yelled, “Let someone else speak!”CPAC Panel on Transcending Racist Label Breaks Down Into Verbal Chaos|Caitlin Dickson|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Couldn't tell that so much from her getup as from the Frenchy hat and boulevard whiskers he's sportin'.Shorty McCabe on the Job|Sewell Ford
There was cheer in Naab's "Getup," now, and the horses quickened with it.The Heritage of the Desert|Zane Grey
The matter of his speech was excellent, its form, occasionally, as extravagant as his getup.
British Dictionary definitions for getup
verb (mainly adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with getup
Arise from bed; also, sit or stand up. For example, Once I get up and have coffee, I'm ready to work. One of Irving Berlin's earliest hit songs was “Oh! How I hate to Get Up in the Morning” (1918). [Mid-1300s]
Ascend, mount, as in I hate to get up on a ladder. [First half of 1500s]
Create or organize, as in She got up the petition against zoning. [Late 1500s]
Dress or adorn, as in She plans to get herself up in a bizarre outfit. This usage is most often put in the form of the past participle (got up), as in The wedding albums were got up with ruffles and lace. [Late 1700s]
Draw on, create in oneself, as in I finally got up the nerve to quit, or Joe got up his courage and told the boss he was leaving. [Early 1800s] Also see get someone's back up; also see the subsequent idioms beginning with get up.