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Hello,

Does 'get back up' mean lean against the wall in the given situation?

Unfortunately, I don't know the exact context, but as far as I remember Speaker A said this to Speaker B and he(Speaker B) leaned against the wall right away.
'The Germans are coming! Get back up!'

What other meanings can it have?

Thanks
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Hi,

With the context you have offered, my guess is that it simply means 'Return to a higher position'.
eg Did person B recently jump down from the top of the wall. If so, the phrase means 'Get back up on top of the wall'.

Clive
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Could it mean something different in a different context?

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HI,

On looking at it again, I see a much better interpretation than my first one.

Back-up ( with a hyphen) means 'people who will come and help you' in situations where you may need help.
eg In a dangerous situation, a police officer calls for back-up, and other officers come quickly to help.

Thus,
'The Germans are coming! Get back-up!'
means
'Get people to come and help us'.

I'm not sure if the term 'back-up' was in use during the real WWII.

Clive

No, get back up does not mean lean against the wall. It means when you have a downfall, you got to literally get back up. Not in an "Imma get back at you" kind of way, but keep trying no matter what gets in your way.

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