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TURN UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does turn up mean? 

TURN UP (verb)
  The verb TURN UP has 5 senses:

1. appear or become visible; make a showing
2. bend or lay so that one part covers the other
3. discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
4. be shown or be found to be
5. find by digging in the ground

  Familiarity information: TURN UP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TURN UP (verb)


Sense 1turn up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appear or become visible; make a showing

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

come on; come out; show up; turn up; surface

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "turn up" is one way to...):

appear (come into sight or view)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2turn up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend or lay so that one part covers the other

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

fold; fold up; turn up

Context examples:

fold up the newspaper / turn up your collar

Hypernyms (to "turn up" is one way to...):

change surface (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn up"):

pleat; plicate (fold into pleats,)

collapse (fold or close up)

cross (fold so as to resemble a cross)

crimp; pinch (make ridges into by pinching together)

tuck (make a tuck or several folds in)

pleat; ruffle (pleat or gather into a ruffle)

corrugate (fold into ridges)

crease; crinkle; crisp; ruckle; scrunch; scrunch up; wrinkle (make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface)

crease; furrow; wrinkle (make wrinkled or creased)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3turn up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

locate; turn up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "turn up" is one way to...):

find; regain (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn up"):

unearth (bring to light)

nail; pinpoint (locate exactly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4turn up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be shown or be found to be

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

prove; turn out; turn up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "turn up" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn up"):

ensue; result (issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s Adjective
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
It ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 5turn up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Find by digging in the ground

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dig up; excavate; turn up

Context example:

I dug up an old box in the garden

Hypernyms (to "turn up" is one way to...):

obtain (come into possession of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "turn up"):

disinter; exhume (dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies)

nuzzle (dig out with the snout)

grub out; grub up (dig up)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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