Meaning of “show up someone” in the English Dictionary

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"show up someone" in American English

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show up someone

phrasal verb with show us /ʃoʊ/ verb

(EMBARRASS)

to do something that embarrasses someone or makes someone seem stupid:

She’s always trying to show up her colleagues to make herself look smarter.

(Definition of “show up someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)