Definitions for turn up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. come on, come out, turn up, surface, show up(verb)

    appear or become visible; make a showing

    "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"

  2. fold, fold up, turn up(verb)

    bend or lay so that one part covers the other

    "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"

  3. locate, turn up(verb)

    discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

    "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"

  4. prove, turn out, turn up(verb)

    be shown or be found to be

    "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV positive"

  5. excavate, dig up, turn up(verb)

    find by digging in the ground

    "I dug up an old box in the garden"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. turn up(verb)ɜrn

    ≠ turn down

    Turn up the heat/volume.; Turn this song up - I love it!

  2. turn upɜrn

    to arrive at a place

    She turned up late again.

  3. turn upɜrn

    (of an opportunity) to happen

    I'm sure a job will turn up soon.


  1. turn up(Noun)

    A stroke of good luck.

  2. turn up(Verb)

    To show up; to appear suddenly or unexpectedly.

  3. turn up(Verb)

    To increase the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.

  4. turn up(Verb)

    To reposition by rotating, flipping, etc. upwards.

  5. turn up(Verb)

    To belay or make fast a line on a cleat or pin.

Anagrams of turn up

  1. upturn

Translations for turn up

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

turn up

to appear or arrive

He turned up at our house.

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