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

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


my missing car keys turned up just in time when do you think our guests will turn up?

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Right now, there are two trips per day: at 9 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. As the sun turns up the heat on your great Alaska summer, this may be your season to chill … literally on the ice. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s been a hot summer. Chill out with one of these Southcentral Alaska glacier excursions," 6 July 2019 After two seasons of spooky Halloween adventures, Stranger Things turned up the heat with a full season set in the Hawkins summertime sunshine. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Stranger Things season 3 soundtrack makes the perfect '80s playlist: Listen to the best songs," 5 July 2019 The specialized medications also resulted in fines and suspensions for trainers after post-race tests turned up banned substances. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Pharmacy owner whose drugs led to doped racehorses admits to peddling unsafe equine drugs," 5 July 2019 Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have arrived to turn up the heat on the Met Gala red carpet. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Attend the Met Gala for the First Time as a Couple," 6 May 2019 But as scientists turned up the heat, x-ray images showed the four chains disappearing, and researchers argued about what exactly was happening. Adam Mann, National Geographic, "Confirmed: New phase of matter is solid and liquid at the same time," 8 Apr. 2019 Kendall Jenner is turning up the heat with her summer wardrobe...sort of. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wears Prada Shoes and Off-White Jeans," 1 Aug. 2018 Gifts, cards, and flowers turned up by the hundreds on their doorstep. Deanna Pan, BostonGlobe.com, "‘I can’t be naive anymore’: Targeted by arson fires, Mass. rabbis face anti-Semitism at home," 24 June 2019 More than a year ago on the outskirts of Taipei — Taiwan’s capital — a woman’s decomposed body turned up in a grassy thicket near a riverside recreation area popular with tourists. Ralph Jennings, latimes.com, "How an obscure Taiwan murder case led to Hong Kong’s mega-protests," 19 June 2019

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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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