turn up

verb

Definition of turn up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  find, discover

  3. 2 :  to raise or increase by or as if by turning a control turn up the volume on the radio

  4. 3 British a :  to look up (a word, a fact, etc.) in a bookb :  to refer to or consult (a book)

  5. 4 :  to turn (a card) face upward

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to appear or come to light unexpectedly or after being lost new evidence has turned up

  8. 2a (1) :  to turn out to be he turned up missing at roll call (2) :  appear 4 her name is always turning up in the newspapersb :  to arrive or show up at an appointed or expected time or place turned up half an hour late

  9. 3 :  to happen or occur unexpectedly something always turned up to prevent their meeting

  10. 4 of a ship :  tack 1b

turn up one's nose

  1. :  to show scorn or disdain

Examples of turn up in a Sentence

  1. my missing car keys turned up just in time

  2. when do you think our guests will turn up?

First Known Use of turn up

1563



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