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turn up

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

(HAPPEN)

informal If a better situation or an opportunity to do something turns up, it happens or becomes available unexpectedly or in a way that was not planned: Don't worry about it - something will turn up, you'll see. This job turned up just when I needed it.
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(FIND)

If something that you have been looking for turns up, you find it unexpectedly: The missing letter eventually turned up inside a book.
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