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work up

verb

1 work up

Form or accumulate steadily.

synonyms: build, build up, progress.

Roget 677: use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.    ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; ... show more

Dutch: doorzetten, verhevigen



2 work up

Develop.

synonym: get up.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: opwerken

3 work up

Bolster or strengthen.

synonyms: build, build up, ramp up.

4 work up

Come up with.

synonym: work out.


Moby thesaurus: Pap test, aggravate, agitate, anatomic diagnosis, annoy, arouse, arrange, awake, awaken, beat, beat up, biological diagnosis, biopsy, blow the coals, blow up, breed, bristle, calculate, call forth, call up ... show more.

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