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come up with

Meaning: to think of something like a plan, an idea or a solution to a problem

Synonym: think of

For example:

  • come up with sth Medical researchers still haven't come up with a cure for the common cold.

  • come up with sth How did the Spanish architect Gaudi come up with such incredible ideas and visions for the buildings he designed?

Quick Quiz:

One of the reasons Patti Smith's songs are so great is that she always comes up with
  1. huge budgets
  2. other musicians
  3. powerful lyrics

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