Chinese Grammar learning: V + 起来
起来 (qǐlái) comes up very frequently in Chinese and can be used both literally and figuratively. This is a little like the usage of "up" in English which can be used literally, as in "stand up", or figuratively, as in "add up".
Expressing an upward movement
起来 can be used to express an upward movement like "up", as in the English examples of "stand up" or "pick up."
请大家 站 起来 。
快点 把 垃圾 捡 起来。
Expressing bringing things together
起来 can be used to express collecting things together, where in English we might say "tidy up", or "add up".
他 把 衣服 都收 起来 了。
把 你的 工资 和 奖金 加 起来就知道你这个月的收入了。
一个 优秀 的 领袖 会 让 他 的 人民 团结 起来。