turnup

adjective
turn·​up | \ ˈtər-ˈnəp \

Definition of turnup 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : turned up a turnup nose
2 : made or fitted to be turned up a turnup collar

turnup

noun
turn·​up | \ ˈtər-ˌnəp \

Definition of turnup (Entry 2 of 3)

: something that is turned up

turn up

verb

Definition of turn up (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : find, discover
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
2a(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
turn up one's nose
: to show scorn or disdain

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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

But his writing has periodically turned up on television. Noel Murray, The Verge, "Before Game of Thrones and Nightflyers, George R.R. Martin’s work inspired a great Outer Limits episode," 30 Nov. 2018 Other figurative drawings, as old as 35,000 years, have turned up on the nearby island of Sulawesi, alongside hand stencils dating back to 40,000 years ago. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "The world’s oldest figurative drawing depicts a wounded animal," 9 Nov. 2018 Judge Kavanaugh’s six previous background checks over the past 25 years have turned up nothing, let alone something this serious. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "The Mitchell Memo’s Devastating Conclusions," 2 Oct. 2018 The lawsuit, along with on-going Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, has turned up hundreds of internal documents on the matter. Lucas Laursen, Fortune, "Why Monsanto Could Soon Get Hit With a Flood of Cancer-Related Lawsuits," 11 July 2018 Belgium have finally turned up at a major tournament and have seemingly put their disappointing performances at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championships behind them. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: France vs Belgium - Recent Form, Classic Encounter, Predictions & More," 9 July 2018 Are there themes that turned up in these case histories that still hold true today? Rachel Becker, The Verge, "A history of body horrors from distended scrotums to exploding teeth," 6 Dec. 2018 Since the 1960s, at these sites where the Danube forms the border between Serbia and Romania, archaeologists have turned up artifacts and human remains that are 7,900 to 8,200 years old. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 2018 At Brighton's Royal Pavilion, Prince Harry looks intently at the school children who've turned up to meet him, giving them his full attention. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Cutest Moments with Kids During Their Sussex Visit," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of turnup

Adjective

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1688, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1563, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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