EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMING UP
I believe if I fell into a pond you'd say I had a way of coming up dry.
Wilson was breathing quietly: his color was coming up, as he rallied from the shock.
I wrote to her last night to tell her I was coming up the day!
I had no thought of this pension, at all, in coming up to town.
Our lamb was black: and at the hour of his untimely death a storm was coming up.
It was high time for them to go down, for they met Olivo coming up.
It was Roland Yorke, coming up at full speed, with a carpet-bag in his hand.
At last I was coming up in life, my first big story had begun!
"I did not expect this from you," he said, coming up to me and taking my arm.
But now I knew his whereabouts, and coming up to him, touched his arm.
Old English cuman "come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, past participle cumen), from Proto-Germanic *kwem- (cf. Old Saxon cuman, Old Frisian kuma, Middle Dutch comen, Dutch komen, Old High German queman, German kommen, Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman), from PIE root *gwa-, *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Sanskrit gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lithuanian gemu "to be born," Greek bainein "to go, walk, step," Latin venire "to come").
The substitution of Middle English -o- for Old English -u- before -m-, -n-, or -r- was a scribal habit before minims to avoid misreading the letters in the old style handwriting, which jammed letters. The practice similarly transformed some, monk, tongue, worm. Modern past tense form came is Middle English, probably from Old Norse kvam, replacing Old English cuom.
Remarkably productive with prepositions (NTC's "Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" lists 198 combinations); consider the varied senses in come to "regain consciousness," come over "possess" (as an emotion), come at "attack," come on (interj.) "be serious," and come off "occur." For sexual senses, see cum.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMING UP
- close at hand
- coming up
- down the line
- down the pike
- down the road
- from here in
- from here on
- from here to eternity
- from now on in
- in the cards
- in the course of time
- in the offing
- just around the corner
- looked toward
- to be