English version

come up with something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome up with something phrasal verb1 INVENTto think of an idea, answer etc Is that the best excuse you can come up with? We’ve been asked to come up with some new ideas.2 PAY FOR informal to produce an amount of money We wanted to buy the house but we couldn’t come up with the cash. How am I supposed to come up with $10,000? come→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
come up with Each of these groups came up with a list of proposals which were sent to everyone attending.The board must come up with a plan to put the city back on its financial feet.Analysts think Boeing will most likely start afresh and come up with a real rival early in 2002.After a few experiments, I came up with a reasonable facsimile of Rebecca's accidental assemblage.It may help them come up with new drinks on Earth.For some days he had been mulling this over, trying to come up with something more interesting than Wyvis Hall.I pretended to read the note a moment longer, giving myself a chance to come up with something.
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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