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Definition 1: appear or become visible; make a showing - [verb of change]

Samples where turn up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for turn up in the sense of this definition

(turn up is a kind of ...) come into sight or view

"He suddenly appeared at the wedding" "A new star appeared on the horizon"

Definition 2: bend or lay so that one part covers the other - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fold up the newspaper
  • turn up your collar

Synonyms for turn up in the sense of this definition

(turn up is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of turn up ) fold so as to resemble a cross

"she crossed her legs"

(... is a kind of turn up ) make ridges into by pinching together

(... is a kind of turn up ) make a tuck or several folds in

"tuck the fabric" "tuck in the sheet"

(... is a kind of turn up ) pleat or gather into a ruffle

"ruffle the curtain fabric"

(... is a kind of turn up ) fold into ridges

"corrugate iron"

(... is a kind of turn up ) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic

"The dress got wrinkled" "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

(... is a kind of turn up ) make wrinkled or creased

"furrow one's brow"

(... is a kind of turn up ) fold into pleats

"Pleat the cloth"

(... is a kind of turn up ) fold or close up

"fold up your umbrella" "collapse the music stand"

Definition 3: find by digging in the ground - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I dug up an old box in the garden

Synonyms for turn up in the sense of this definition

(turn up is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(... is a kind of turn up ) dig up

"grub up roots and tree stumps"

(... is a kind of turn up ) dig out with the snout

"the pig nuzzled the truffle"

(... is a kind of turn up ) dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies

(turn up has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 4: discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining - [verb of possession]

Samples where turn up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for turn up in the sense of this definition

(turn up is a kind of ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

(... is a kind of turn up ) bring to light

"The CIA unearthed a plot to kill the President"

(... is a kind of turn up ) locate exactly

"can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?" "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"

(turn up has a similar meaning as ...) find by digging in the ground

"I dug up an old box in the garden"

Definition 5: be shown or be found to be - [verb of stative]

Samples where turn up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for turn up in the sense of this definition

(turn up is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of turn up ) issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

"result in tragedy"

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