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Verb turn up has 5 senses

  • turn up(v = verb.change) come on, come out, show up, surface - appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
  • is one way to appear
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  • turn up(v = verb.contact) fold, fold up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
  • is one way to change surface
    Derived form noun turnup1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  • turn up(v = verb.possession) locate - 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"
  • is one way to find, regain
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  • turn up(v = verb.stative) prove, turn out - 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"
  • is one way to be
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  • turn up(v = verb.contact) dig up, excavate - find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"
  • is one way to obtain
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something


turn up

abandon, accomplish, achieve, appear, appear unexpectedly, approach, arise, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, assister, attain, attain to, attend, be at, be found, be present at, be received, be unexpected, bechance, become manifest, become visible, befall, betide, betray itself, blow in, bob up, bring to light, catch, cede, chance, check in, clock in, cock up, come, come across, come along, come forth, come forward, come in, come in sight, come into being, come into existence, come on, come out, come to, come to hand, come to light, come unawares, come upon, creep up on, crop out, crop up, descry, detect, dig up, disclose, discover itself, disinter, do, draw on, emerge, encounter, enter, espy, excavate, exhume, expose, fade in, fall upon, ferret out, fetch, fetch up at, find, fish up, flash upon one, gain, get in, get there, get to, give up, go to, hand, hang out, hap, happen, happen along, happen by chance, hazard, heave in sight, hit, hit town, issue, issue forth, look forth, look on, loom, make, make it, materialize, meet with, outcrop, peep out, pop up, pounce upon, present itself, pull in, punch in, reach, rear its head, reveal, ring in, rise, roll in, root up, see, see the light, show, show up, sign in, sit in, slope up, spot, spring up, stream forth, strike the eye, take in, time in, track down, trend upwards, uncover, unearth, upbend, upcast, upcurve, upsweep, upturn, visit, watch, witness, worm out


turn up


VB happen, occur, take place, take effect, come, become of, come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on, pass, present itself, fall, fall out, turn out, run, be on foot, fall in, befall, betide, bechance, prove, eventuate, draw on, turn up, crop up, spring up, pop up, arise, show up, show its face, appear, come forth, cast up, supervene, survene, issue, arrive, ensue, arise, start, hold, take its course, pass off, meet with, experience, enjoy, encounter, undergo, suffer, pass through, go through, be subjected to, be exposed to, fall to the lot of, be one's chance, be one's fortune, be one's lot, find, endure.


VB chance, stand a chance, toss up, cast lots, draw lots, leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, trust to the chapter of accidents, tempt fortune, chance it, take one's chance, take a shot at it (attempt), run the risk, run the chance, incur the risk, incur the chance, encounter the risk, encounter the chance, stand the hazard of the die, speculate, try one's luck, set on a cast, raffle, put into a lottery, buy a pig in a poke, shuffle the cards, risk, venture, hazard, stake, ante, lay, lay a wager, make a bet, wager, bet, gamble, game, play for, play at chuck farthing, chance, hap, turn up, fall to one's lot, be one's fate, stumble on light upon, take one's chance.


VB be vain, be vain of, pique oneself, lay the flattering unction to one's soul, have too high an opinion of oneself, have an overweening opinion of oneself, have too high an opinion of one's talents, blind oneself as to one's own merit, not think small beer of oneself, not think vin ordinaire of oneself, put oneself forward, fish for compliments, give oneself airs, boast, render vain, inspire with vanity, inflate, puff up, turn up, turn one's head.


VB be become visible, appear, open to the view, meet the eye, catch the eye, basset, present itself, show manifest itself, produce itself, discover itself, reveal itself, expose itself, betray itself, stand forth, stand out, materialize, show, arise, peep out, peer out, crop out, start up, spring up, show up, turn up, crop up, glimmer, loom, glare, burst forth, burst upon the view, burst upon the sight, heave in sight, come in sight, come into view, come out, come forth, come forward, see the light of day, break through the clouds, make its appearance, show its face, appear to one's eyes, come upon the stage, float before the eyes, speak for itself, attract the attention, reappear, live in a glass house, expose to view.


VB not expect, be taken by surprise, start, miscalculate, not bargain for, come upon, fall upon, be unexpected, come unawares, turn up, pop, drop from the clouds, come upon one, burst upon one, flash upon one, bounce upon one, steal upon one, creep upon one, come like a thunder clap, burst like a thunderclap, thunder bolt, take by surprise, catch by surprise, catch unawares, catch napping, yach, pounce upon, spring a mine upon, surprise, startle, take aback, electrify, stun, stagger, take away one's breath, throw off one's guard, astonish, dumbfound.

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