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get up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb get up (2).

Meaning: to stand up or to get to one's feet

Synonym: stand up

For example:

  • get up When the teacher came in, all her students got up and stood beside their desks.

  • get up If you're on a long flight, it's a good idea to get up and walk around for a few minutes every hour or so.

Quick Quiz:

In many courts of law, people show their respect by getting up when

a. the defendant enters

b. the lawyers enter

c. the judge enters

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