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

First Known Use of show up

1826



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