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

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 Wanting to turn up the pressure in search of a comeback, SAFC switched to a formation with three attacking players during the second half, subbing Bailone, a forward, on for Ates Diouf, a midfielder. Greg Luca, Chron, 29 June 2022 Everyone must be involved, including governments that can mandate and incentivize changes, businesses that often control decisions about greenhouse gas emissions, and citizens who can turn up the pressure on both. Elisabeth Gilmore, The Conversation, 18 Apr. 2022 They’ll be backed by Western governments that want to turn up the economic pressure on Putin. Charles Riley, CNN, 29 Mar. 2022 Why not turn up the pressure in the interest of turning turnovers into points? Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2022 Lawrence Gostin, a professor of health law at Georgetown University, said Biden would likely need to continue to turn up the pressure on the vaccinated. Zeke Miller, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2021 Lawrence Gostin, a professor of health law at Georgetown University, said Biden would likely need to continue to turn up the pressure on the vaccinated. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2021 The European Commission continues to turn up the pressure, announcing plans to effectively ban sales of cars with internal combustion engines in 2035. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 More cases will likely turn up, going forward, Relich said. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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“Turnup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnup. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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