show up

verb

Definition of show up

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

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

    3. 3 :  reveal <showed up my ignorance>

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

    6. 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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