get oneself up
1. To stand from a seated or reclining position. Come on, kids, get up—it's time to go.
2. To physically move to a higher level. How is she going to get up the steps if her leg is in a cast for six weeks?
3. To wake up. I don't know why I got up so early this morning. Believe me, I didn't set my alarm for 6 AM!
4. To wake someone up. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "up." Go get your brother up so that he can have breakfast before the bus comes.
5. To train or prepare someone for something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "up." Our coach has been trying to get us up for the big game this Saturday.
6. To climb onto something, usually something that will boost one to a particular height. I think I'll be able to reach that high shelf if I get up on this chair.
7. To generate something. It took me a while to get up the nerve to confront my coworker about constantly taking my things.
8. To organize something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "get" and "up." Will you get up the proposal for our meeting on Tuesday?
9. To outfit someone or oneself in something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is often used between "get" and "up." It's not a fancy event, so don't get yourself up in anything that nice.
10. vulgar slang For a man, to get an erection. In this usage, a noun or pronoun, especially "it," can be used between "get" and "up." He can't get it up anymore, not without a pill.
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get oneself up
1. to arise from bed; to rise to one's feet. I've got to get myself up and get going. Get yourself up and get going.
2. Rur. to dress oneself up. I got myself up in my Sunday best. Jane got herself up as if she were a movie star.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.