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English definition of “turn sth up”

turn sth up

(DISCOVER) informal phrasal verb with turn     /tɜːn/ US  /tɝːn/ verb
to discover something, especially information , after a lot of searching : See what you can turn up about the family in the files .Arriving, entering and invading
(Definition of turn sth up (DISCOVER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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