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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-ups

turn-up noun (EVENT)

[S] UK informal something that happens in an unexpected way or in a way that was not planned
Translations of “turn-up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 摺疊, (褲腿的)翻邊,捲邊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 折叠, (裤腿的)翻边,卷边…
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