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To come towards, to approach.

I was standing on the corner when Nick came up and asked for a cigarette.

Additional definitions for 'come up':

come upTo come to a higher position.
come upTo appear before a judge or court.
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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