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turnup

adjective turn·up \ ˈtər-ˈnəp \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of turnup

1 : turned up
  • a turnup nose
2 : made or fitted to be turned up
  • a turnup collar

First Known Use of turnup

1685

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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turnup

noun turn·up \ ˈtər-ˌnəp \

Definition of turnup

: something that is turned up

First Known Use of turnup

1688

in the meaning defined above

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turn up

verb

Definition of turn up

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
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 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 1b
turn up one's nose
: to show scorn or disdain

Examples of turn up in a Sentence

  1. my missing car keys turned up just in time

  2. when do you think our guests will turn up?

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First Known Use of turn up

1563

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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