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Verb: turn up
  1. Appear or become visible; make a showing
    "She turned up at the funeral";
    - come on, come out, surface, show up
     
  2. Bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    "turn up your collar";
    - fold, fold up
     
  3. Discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
    "My search turned up nothing";
    - locate
     
  4. Be shown or be found to be
    "She turned up HIV positive";
    - prove, turn out
     
  5. Find by digging in the ground
    "I turned up an old box in the garden";
    - excavate, dig up
Noun: turn-up
Usage: Brit
  1. [Brit, informal] A sudden unexpected event
    - surprise
     
  2. The turned-up fold at the bottom end of a trouser leg
    - cuff [N. Amer]

Derived forms: turned up, turn-ups, turns up, turning up

Type of: alteration, appear, be, change, change surface, find, modification, obtain, regain