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English definition of “turn sth up”

turn sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with turn   /tɜːn/ us    /tɝːn/

(FOLD)

to make a piece of clothing or part of a piece of clothing shorter, by folding the material and sewing it into position: You could always turn the sleeves up.

(DISCOVER)

informal to discover something, especially information, after a lot of searching: See what you can turn up about the family in the files.
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