turnup

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adjective

turn·​up ˈtər-ˈnəp How to pronounce turnup (audio)
1
: turned up
a turnup nose
2
: made or fitted to be turned up
a turnup collar

turnup

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noun

turn·​up ˈtər-ˌnəp How to pronounce turnup (audio)
: something that is turned up

turn up

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verb

turned up; turning up; turns up

transitive verb

1
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
2
a(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
Phrases
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
In the mid-2010s, after Mattel released more diverse dolls, sales turned up. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 8 June 2024 New research is now turning up insights into the talents of one of nature’s most prodigious tool-users—the otter—with findings suggesting that the female of the species outperforms the male in this sophisticated skill. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 5 June 2024 Living rooms, rec rooms and finished basements turn up as installation formats throughout the show, while the compositions in her monumental portraits tightly collage figure and ground. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 However, two local environmental groups say a frightening amount of the pellets skip the useful product stage and are turning up on San Diego County beaches and in its lagoons, part of the rising tide of worldwide plastic pollution. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for turnup 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1688, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1580, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of turnup was in 1580

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Cite this Entry

“Turnup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnup. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

turn up

verb
1
: to be found or happen usually unexpectedly
2
: to raise by or as if by using a control
turn up the heat
3
: arrive sense 1
turned up late
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