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English definition of “turn-up”

turn-up

noun uk   /ˈtɜːn.ʌp/ us    /ˈtɝːn-/

turn-up noun (FOLD)

[C] mainly UK (US usually cuff) a piece of material at the bottom of a trouser leg that is folded back: trouser turn-upsParts of clothes

turn-up noun (EVENT)

[S] UK informal something that happens in an unexpected way or in a way that was not plannedSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of turn-up noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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