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


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

Definition of turnup (Entry 2 of 3)

: something that is turned up

turn up

turned up; turning up; turns up

Definition of turn up (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

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 previous studies in Arizona and several other states did turn up similar results. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Mask Mandates Really Do Work, According to a New CDC Study," 23 Nov. 2020 The analysis, which looked at data from participants in Britain and Brazil, did not turn up any serious safety issues that were confirmed to be related to the vaccine. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus Vaccine, Easy and Cheap to Produce, Appears Effective," 23 Nov. 2020 Records requests for Fuller's personnel file did not turn up any complaints or reprimands during his time in Phoenix. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, "Chandler judge accused of retaliation after employee claims racial discrimination," 19 Nov. 2020 The searches, focused on Berlin's Neukoelln district, did not immediately turn up any of the missing treasures. David Rising, Star Tribune, "Raids, arrests as German police probe Dresden jewelry theft," 17 Nov. 2020 Searches of his property did not turn up any date-rape drugs. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Jolla restaurant owner sentenced to 40 years for sexual assaults," 17 Nov. 2020 But these pipes did not turn up at Site Y. Pearce called the absence of these significant. Andrew Lawler, National Geographic, "Newfound survivor camp may explain fate of the famed Lost Colony of Roanoke," 5 Nov. 2020 Reverse-image searches didn’t turn up any duplicate pictures for the ones of Nicky. Max Kutner, Wired, "@Team_Trump45 and the Hazards of Online Sleuthing," 29 Oct. 2020 Of course, adverse events actually caused by the vaccine may turn up too, so the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will have to make clear that systems exist for monitoring vaccine safety after a clinical trial. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The Lame-Duck Vaccine," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of turnup


1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1688, in the meaning defined above


1563, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Turnup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnup. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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