One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Prepare or organize a project or piece of work.‘we used to get up little plays’
organize, stage, prepare, arrange, set up, produce, get upView synonyms
- ‘That means the developers really can only get projects up in the windiest sites.’
- ‘A function was got up to honour the nurses who had served for 30 years and the meritorious students of the nursing course with shields and certificates.’
- ‘So in a prior life as an environmental activist, I used to have to almost cherry-pick my news organisations if I wanted to get a story up.’
- ‘It would be wrong to suggest that the coup was all got up by the United States.’
2Enhance or refine one's knowledge of a subject.
- ‘I learned to hunt through libraries, to get up a subject, to quarry for material or opinions.’
- ‘He would devote studious hours to getting up the subjects to be discussed.’
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