show up

verb

Definition of show up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to expose or discredit especially by revealing faults <showed them up as frauds>

  3. 2 :  to embarrass or cause to look bad especially by comparison <trying to show up the boss>

  4. 3 :  reveal <showed up my ignorance>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  arrive, appear <showed up late for his own wedding>

  7. 2 :  to be plainly evident

Examples of show up in a sentence

  1. <normally, one doesn't see them, but the actress's wrinkles show up in the close-ups>

  2. <the band showed up an hour late>

1826

First Known Use of show up

1826



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