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turn up

verb

Definition of turn up

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  find, discover

    2. 2 :  to raise or increase by or as if by turning a control <turn up the volume on the radio>

    3. 3 British a :  to look up (as a word or fact) in a bookb :  to refer to or consult (a book)

    4. 4 :  to turn (a card) face upward

    5. intransitive verb
    6. 1 :  to appear or come to light unexpectedly or after being lost <new evidence has turned up>

    7. 2a (1) :  to turn out to be <he turned up missing at roll call> (2) :  appear 4 <her name is always turning up in the newspapers>b :  to arrive or show up at an appointed or expected time or place <turned up half an hour late>

    8. 3 :  to happen or occur unexpectedly <something always turned up to prevent their meeting>

    9. 4 of a ship :  tack 1b

    turn up one's nose

    1. :  to show scorn or disdain



    Examples of turn up in a sentence

    1. <my missing car keys turned up just in time>

    2. <when do you think our guests will turn up?>



    1563

    First Known Use of turn up

    1563



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