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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.


Synonymslocate


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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