1 (also get someone up) Rise or cause to rise from bed after sleeping.
- 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.
2(Of wind or the sea) become strong or agitated.
- 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.
A style or arrangement of dress, especially an elaborate or unusual one: her ridiculous Cossack’s get-up
More example sentences
- 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.
outfit, clothes, costume, ensemble, suit, clothing, dress, attire, garments, garb, turnout, rig, uniform, livery, array, regalia, robes, finery
North American informal threads
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