turnup

adjective
turn·​up | \ ˈtər-ˈnəp How to pronounce turnup (audio) \

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 How to pronounce turnup (audio) \

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

The Twitter inquiry turned up a handful of grievances from men and women about Mr. Kroll’s habit of lashing out at employees and his moodiness, the former executive said. Yoree Koh, WSJ, "The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34.," 15 Feb. 2019 According to the two investigations, testing over the past several decades of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products turned up positive results for small amounts of asbestos as early as 1957. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "How Worried Do You Need to Be About Asbestos in Baby Powder and Other Talc Products?," 31 Jan. 2019 Cooling economic growth in both countries is turning up the pressure to reach a settlement. Joe Mcdonald, The Seattle Times, "China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large," 6 Jan. 2019 RiRi turned up for the date looking stylish as ever, in a trench coat draped off of her shoulders and black strapless dress. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Rihanna and Her Billionaire Boyfriend Were Just Spotted on a Cozy Pre-Holiday Date," 24 Dec. 2018 As long as there are gluons around, the quarks will turn up to family reunions and make nice with each other. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Quark-gluon plasma reveals viscosity-free properties," 19 Dec. 2018 Beilein and Michigan turned up their pursuit of Carton this spring. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "5-star basketball prospect D.J. Carton picks Ohio State over Michigan," 14 July 2018 While the discussion plays out, Robert and about a dozen other people turned up on a recent afternoon to use the bathroom off the green-and-orange drop-in room at VOCAL-NY, where work includes needle exchange, support groups and advocacy campaigns. Washington Post, "‘It keeps us safe’: An NYC bathroom set up to stem overdoses," 13 July 2018 While critics initially turned up their noses, the film has since become a cult classic. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘The Great Escape’," 12 July 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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