There are 2 main definitions of get up in English:

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get up 1

1 (also get someone up) Rise or cause to rise from bed after sleeping.
Example sentences
  • Nothing else in the world would have got us up before 8 am on a Saturday morning but this.
  • We got him up, don't remember what time, but we had him go to a friend's house.
  • So I got her up, changed her nappy, and put her down to play with toys.
get out of bed, rise, stir, rouse oneself, bestir oneself, get going
informal surface, show signs of life
formal arise
2(Of wind or the sea) become strong or agitated.
Example sentences
  • Just before he played, the wind got up and blew a plastic bag into the sand.
  • The power went off on Tuesday afternoon just as the wind was getting up.
  • It's cold, a storm is brewing, the wind is getting up and there's no gold in this here pan.
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get-up 2 Line breaks: get-up


A style or arrangement of dress, especially an elaborate or unusual one: her ridiculous Cossack’s get-up
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  • In a circle of thirty women, you will not see two hairstyles, two dresses, two get-ups that resemble each other.
  • And as I dried myself off, getting dressed in the same get-up as I had worn in the dream, I just couldn't wait to tell Sasha about my plan of action.
  • Accessories have to fit right, blend with your style and personality, and match properly with the rest of your get-up.
informal gear, togs, garms, duds, glad rags
British informal clobber, kit, strip, rig-out
North American informal threads
formal apparel
literary raiment, habiliments
archaic vestments, vesture, habit
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