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To come to a higher position.

I came up' the ladder carefully, holding the bucket in my right hand.

Additional definitions for 'come up':

come upTo appear before a judge or court.
come upTo come towards, to approach.
come upTo emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly; to come to attention, present itself.
come upTo begin to feel the effects of a recreational drug.
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