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English verb: turn up

1. turn up (change) appear or become visible; make a showing

SamplesShe turned up at the funeral.
I hope the list key is going to surface again.

Synonymscome on, come out, show up, surface

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)appear

2. turn up (contact) bend or lay so that one part covers the other

SamplesFold up the newspaper.
Turn up your collar.

Synonymsfold, fold up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change surface

Narrower (hyponym)collapse, corrugate, crease, crease, crimp, crinkle, crisp, cross, furrow, pinch, pleat, pleat, plicate, ruckle, ruffle, scrunch, scrunch up, tuck, wrinkle, wrinkle

Antonymsspread, unfold, open, spread out

3. turn up (possession) discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

SamplesCan you locate your cousins in the Midwest?.
My search turned up nothing.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)find, regain

Narrower (hyponym)nail, pinpoint, unearth

Verb groupdig up, excavate, turn up

4. turn up (stative) be shown or be found to be

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

Synonymsprove, turn out

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
It ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)ensue, result

5. turn up (contact) find by digging in the ground

SamplesI dug up an old box in the garden.

Synonymsdig up, excavate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)obtain

Narrower (hyponym)disinter, exhume, grub out, grub up, nuzzle

Verb grouplocate, turn up

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