go up to (someone)

To "go up to" someone means to approach a person who you don't know very well. Use this phrase to describe talking to a stranger.

I went up to him and introduced myself.

From the other side, you can say "comes up to" you:

A group of guys came up to me and asked me for directions, and I was so nervous because I didn't speak the language very well.

This phrase appears in these lessons: