Green’s Dictionary of Slang

get up v.1

1. to penetrate sexually (whether the vagina or anus).

[UK]Banquet of Wit 26: ’Among the rest [of my conditions for marriage] says she, positively, I will lye in bed as long as I please in the morning.’ ‘With all my heart, madam,’ says he, ’provided I may get up when I please’.
[UK]‘Sportsman’s Hall’ in Rumcodger’s Coll. in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) IV 249: I have a tenement to let, / It will please both great and small, sir, / [...] / The sort of tenant I would choose, / I will now tell you fairly, / He must be young and one that can / Get up both late and early.
[Aus]Dead Bird (Sydney) 23 Nov. 2/3: ‘Oh,’ replied Mr. T., with a tender glance at his buxom young wife, ‘I have no stated hours for it, in fact I get up when ever I feel that way inclined’.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life in Mills (1983) 273: She played one or two baudy tricks, and lastly turned her bum to him whilst he sat on a chair and got his prick up her.
[US]Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 196: The terms used for copulating […] are not really euphemistic because it is implicit that no ambiguity could possibly result and, unlike euphemisms, they are, or used to be, avoided in polite, mixed company. Related to this group are the allusive [...] make the beast with two backs (Othello), go tummy-tickling, play rub-belly, match ends, get up.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Apr.

2. (also get around, ...over, ...the name out) of a graffiti artist, to inscribe one’s name or signature.

[US]C. Castleman Getting Up: Subway Graffiti In N.Y. [Foreword]: New York City teenagers have been ‘getting up’ – marking and painting their names on subway trains – since the late 1960s. [Ibid.] 19: getting around, getting over, and getting the name out, were used to signify the same idea.
[UK]N. Macdonald Graffiti Subculture xii: Tagging, hitting, getting up: Writing one’s name or signature.

3. (Aus.) to beat, to get the better of.

[Aus]T. Winton Human Torpedo 110: ‘And the bogs?’ he murmured. ‘Were they just to get up your oldies?’.
[Aus]G. Seal Lingo 198: To get up someone means to best them, as in we’ll get up them in this game.

In phrases

get oneself up (v.)

1. to dress up.

[UK]H. Kingsley Hillyars and Burtons (1870) 421: Some two-penny-half-penny clerk, who gets himself up like a fancy stock-rider.
[UK] ‘’Arry on His Critics and Champions’ in Punch 14 Apr. 180/1: You git yerselves up, — that’s the fust thing.

2. to prepare oneself emotionally.

[US]D. Goines Inner City Hoodlum 202: Ceremoniously attempting to get themselves up for what they knew was an approaching showdown.
get up off (v.) (US black)

1. to experience the effects of a drug.

[US]C. Major Juba to Jive.

2. to resist a way of doing things.

[US](con. WWII) J.O. Killens And Then We Heard The Thunder (1964) 15: If he ain’t no sergeant you sure ain’t no corporal, so get up off it.
J.A. Williams Capt. Blackman 17: C’mon, man, wake up! You dreamin’, baby. Get up off it!

3. to give up something important or valuable.

[US]C. Himes Real Cool Killers (1969) 84: Celebrate your old man’s flop by getting up off some of it.
[US]M. Braly Felony Tank (1962) 32: He’s still got dew on him. Carl even got up off a candy bar.

4. to make oneself sexually available.

[US]J. Wambaugh Choirboys (1976) 85: I bet she woulda got up off some pussy if I coulda showed her a few fifty dollar bills.

5. to refrain from gossiping about a third party.

[US]Z.N. Hurston ‘Story in Harlem Sl.’ in Novels and Stories (1995) 1009: Git up off of me: quit talking about me.
get up (on) (v.)

(US black) to get excited by, to become interested in; as a command to become aware, ‘get wise,’ or with n., to act.

[Eve. Freeman 16 Dec. 4/6: This system of ‘getting up behind’ bills, as the slang phrase for endorsing runs.
[US](con. 1950s) H. Simmons Man Walking On Eggshells 177: Aw Dad, get up. The world ain’t gone come to no end just ’cause I got busted [...] blowing some Mary Jane.
[US]Current Sl. V:2 7: Get up on the stove, v. To cook a meal (command).
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Oct. 4: get up on this – said to someone who is being disagreeable, uncomprehending.
[US]R. Price Lush Life 31: How do they know what i got in mind before I even get up on them .
get up with (v.) (US black/campus)

1. to meet someone; to get in touch with.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Apr. 1: get up with – 1. to pass the time with someone or something.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Sept.
[US](con. 1986) G. Pelecanos Sweet Forever 262: Get up with you later on.
[US]G. Pelecanos Drama City 161: Maybe he can get up with me, he has the time.
[US]Pelecanos (con. 1972) What It Was 11: Shit, Red, I been lookin to get up with you.

2. to have a romantic encounter; to have sexual intercourse.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 7: Sexual activity [...] Synonyms: Horizontal Twist and Shout, Night Laps, Get up with someone.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Oct.

3. to fight.

[US]K. Scott Monster (1994) 311: Cuz, they fightin’! Monster’s gettin’ ’em up wit’ ’em.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

get up and get

see separate entries.

get up in (v.)

(US black/prison) to interfere in, to force oneself upon, to fig. enter where one is unwelcome/forbidden.

[US](con. 1998–2000) J. Lerner You Got Nothing Coming 167: Nigger got up in mines! I tol’ C-Note not to be gettin up in mines when I gots a letter from my bitch.