show up


show up

verb

Definition of SHOW UP

1
to come into view <normally, one doesn't see them, but the actress's wrinkles show up in the close-ups>
Near Antonyms depart, leave, retire, withdraw
Antonyms clear, disappear, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, go (away), melt (away), vanish
2
to get to a destination <the band showed up an hour late>
Related Words fetch, hit, make, reach; pull in, touch down; debark, disembark; barge (in), blow in, breeze (in), burst (in or into), waltz (in); check in, clock (in)
Near Antonyms check out, clock (out); flee, vamoose
Antonyms go, leave
3
to reveal the true nature of <were shown up for what they really are>
Near Antonyms conceal, hide, secrete, veil

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