come up with

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come up with (third-person singular simple present comes up with, present participle coming up with, simple past came up with, past participle come up with)

  1. (idiomatic) To invent, create, or think of.
    I don't know the answer, but I might be able to come up with a good guess.
    How can you come up with such brilliant ideas?
    Shelly stalled while she tried to come up with a good response.
  2. To reach or overtake.
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see come,‎ up,‎ with.

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