turn up


turn up

verb

Definition of TURN UP

transitive verb
1
:  find, discover
2
:  to raise or increase by or as if by turning a control <turn up the volume on the radio>
3
British
a :  to look up (as a word or fact) in a book
b :  to refer to or consult (a book)
4
:  to turn (a card) face upward
intransitive verb
1
:  to appear or come to light unexpectedly or after being lost <new evidence has turned up>
2
a (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>
3
:  to happen or occur unexpectedly <something always turned up to prevent their meeting>
4
of a ship :  tack 1b
turn up one's nose
:  to show scorn or disdain

Examples of TURN UP

  1. <my missing car keys turned up just in time>
  2. <when do you think our guests will turn up?>

First Known Use of TURN UP

1563

Rhymes with TURN UP

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