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
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

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

With a paper-thin rubber sole that turned up towards the toe, the shoeswere unconventional to say the least. Vogue, "The Curious Case of Kanye West’s New Shoes," 29 Apr. 2019 The Wall Street Journal’s testing of over 70 applications that handle sensitive information turned up 11 that were sending at least some data to Facebook Inc. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "Eleven Popular Apps That Shared Data With Facebook," 24 Feb. 2019 No signs of surfer’s ear turned up in remains from sites along those coasts, even though people there almost certainly also dived for oysters and conch. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "The skulls of ancient pearl divers come with abnormal ear canal bone growths," 28 Dec. 2018 This stone, turned up on its edge rather than lying flat, weighs in at two tons. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Two-Ton Stone That's Made Tequila for Centuries," 28 Nov. 2018 For example, the New Yorker tracked down the friend who the woman said turned up the music during the alleged assault without ever releasing his name or hers. Laura Mcgann, Vox, "Dianne Feinstein silenced Kavanaugh’s accuser to protect the status quo," 14 Sep. 2018 Kiss How to pull it off: This kiss can quickly turn up the steaminess level. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "17 Kissing Positions You Should Try During Your Next Makeout Session," 9 Apr. 2019 One turned up at Christie’s in 2017 and was sold for $15 million. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A 40-Carat Diamond Ring with Ties to the French Royal Family Was Just Recovered by Police in Paris," 8 Apr. 2019 Perrault turned up last year in Morocco, working at an English-language school for children, where he was subsequently fired. Fox News, "The Latest: Fugitive priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse," 21 Sep. 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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