turnup

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adjective

turn·​up ˈtər-ˈnəp How to pronounce turnup (audio)
1
: turned up
a turnup nose
2
: made or fitted to be turned up
a turnup collar

turnup

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noun

turn·​up ˈtər-ˌnəp How to pronounce turnup (audio)
: something that is turned up

turn up

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verb

turned up; turning up; turns up

transitive verb

1
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 (a word, a fact, etc.) 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 sense 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 sense 1b
Phrases
turn up one's nose
: to show scorn or disdain

Examples of turnup in a Sentence

Verb my missing car keys turned up just in time when do you think our guests will turn up?
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1688, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1580, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of turnup was in 1580

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Cite this Entry

“Turnup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnup. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

turn up

verb
1
: to be found or happen usually unexpectedly
2
: to raise by or as if by using a control
turn up the heat
3
: arrive sense 1
turned up late
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