turn up

Primary Meanings of turn up

1.
v
bend or lay so that one part covers the other
2.
v
be shown or be found to be
3.
v
appear or become visible; make a showing
4.
v
discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
Full Definitions of turn up
1

v bend or lay so that one part covers the other

turn up your collar”
Synonyms:
fold, fold up
Antonyms:
open, spread, spread out, unfold
spread out or open from a closed or folded state
Types:
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pleat, plicate
fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
crease, furrow, wrinkle
make wrinkled or creased
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
corrugate
fold into ridges
pleat, ruffle
pleat or gather into a ruffle
tuck
make a tuck or several folds in
crimp, pinch
make ridges into by pinching together
cross
fold so as to resemble a cross
collapse
fold or close up
cockle, crumple, knit, pucker, rumple
to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
pucker, ruck, ruck up
become wrinkled or drawn together
deflate
collapse by releasing contained air or gas
flute
form flutes in
concertina
collapse like a concertina
Type of:
change surface
undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
2

v be shown or be found to be

“She turned up HIV positive”
Synonyms:
prove, turn out
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ensue, result
issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
come
happen as a result
be due, flow from
be the result of
fall out, follow
come as a logical consequence; follow logically
come after, follow
come after in time, as a result
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
3

v appear or become visible; make a showing

“She turned up at the funeral”
Synonyms:
come on, come out, show up, surface
Type of:
appear
come into sight or view
4

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

“My search turned up nothing”
Synonyms:
locate
dig up, excavate
find by digging in the ground
Types:
unearth
bring to light
nail, pinpoint
locate exactly
Type of:
find, regain
come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

v find by digging in the ground

Synonyms:
dig up, excavate
locate
discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
Types:
grub out, grub up
dig up
nuzzle
dig out with the snout
disinter, exhume
dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
Type of:
obtain
come into possession of

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