turnup

adjective
turn·​up | \ ˈtər-ˈnəp \

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 \

Definition of turnup (Entry 2 of 3)

: something that is turned up

turn up

verb

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

But on March 24, 2016, when Carlson and his team turned up at her apartment, something strange happened. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Judge slams FBI for improper cellphone search, stingray use," 18 July 2018 But Salmonella can also turn up in unexpected places — like in tahini, or on cantaloupes, or even drugs like cannabis and kratom. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Machine learning could help figure out what pooped on your produce," 12 Dec. 2018 The experts said their inspection of the debris also turned up power converters produced by a Japanese company and Cyrillic markings on components, suggesting a possible Russian link. Fox News, "UN experts say Iran might want to help end war in Yemen," 31 July 2018 Privacy - Terms The search of his house also turned up three assault-style rifles, two bullet resistant vests and two other weapons. Tony Rizzo, kansascity, "Heroin, meth and guns add up to long stint in prison for KCK man," 26 June 2018 The survey also turned up numerous walleyes in the 12- and 13-pound range. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: The Wisconsin walleye record has stood since 1933. These five waters have the best potential to top it.," 25 May 2018 From El Paso to Oklahoma City, Charlottesville to Nashville, audiences are turning up to see the new CNN documentary RBG on the big screen. Nicole Sperling, HWD, "RBG, a Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Has Become an Unlikely Box-Office Hit," 24 May 2018 Changes in genes associated with muscle contractions around the spleen and with responses to low oxygen levels also turned up. The Economist, "A group of people with an amphibious life have evolved traits to match," 21 Apr. 2018 Now, 22 years after the deadly crash, the FBI is turning up the heat in hopes of nabbing the fugitive airline mechanic. Leada Gore, AL.com, "$10,000 reward offered for fugitive in 1996 plane crash that killed 110, including 2 Alabamians," 11 Apr. 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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