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  • gather or bring together
    • muster the courage to do something
    • she rallied her intellect
    • Summon all your courage
  • gather (money or other resources) together over time
    • She had scraped together enough money for college
    • they scratched a meager living
  • come up, of celestial bodies
    • The sun also rises
    • The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
    • Jupiter ascends
  • get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    • I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener
    • I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing
    • The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter
  • start running, functioning, or operating
    • the lights went on
    • the computer came up
  • be mentioned
    • These names came up in the discussion
  • move upward
    • The fog lifted
    • The smoke arose from the forest fire
    • The mist uprose from the meadows
  • originate or come into being
    • a question arose
  • come to the surface
  • move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room
  • result or issue
    • A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion
  • bring forth, usually something desirable
    • The committee came up with some interesting recommendations
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