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Definition of "getting-up" []

  • To wake and rise from one's bed or cause to wake and rise from bed (verb)
  • To rise to one's feet; stand up (verb)
  • To ascend or cause to ascend (verb)
  • To mount or help to mount (a bicycle, horse, etc) (verb)
  • To increase or cause to increase in strength (verb)
  • To dress (oneself) in a particular way, esp showily or elaborately (verb)
  • To devise or create (verb)
  • To study or improve one's knowledge of (verb)
  • To be involved in (verb)
  • To win, esp in a sporting event (verb)
  • A costume or outfit, esp one that is striking or bizarre (noun)
  • The arrangement or production of a book, etc (noun)

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Use "getting-up" in a sentence
  • "It was nought seven fifteen, getting-up time for office workers."
  • "He still wanted to cry, but he just walked away, thinking about his getting-up expertise, no doubt. readersguide posted at 12:39 PM"
  • "Out of this delight springs the toy-theatre, — there it is, with its familiar proscenium, and ladies in feathers, in the boxes! — and all its attendant occupation with paste and glue, and gum, and water colours, in the getting-up of The Miller and his Men, and Elizabeth, or the Exile of Siberia."