turn up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “turn up” in the English Dictionary

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turn up

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


informal If a ​bettersituation or an ​opportunity to do something ​turns up, it ​happens or ​becomesavailableunexpectedly or in a way that was not ​planned: Don't ​worry about it - something will ​turn up, you'll ​see. This ​jobturned up just when I ​needed it.
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If something that you have been ​looking for ​turns up, you ​find it ​unexpectedly: The ​missinglettereventuallyturned up inside a ​book.


uk   /ˈtɜːn.ʌp/  us   /ˈtɝːn-/

turn-up noun (FOLD)

[C] mainly UK (US usually cuff) a ​piece of ​material at the ​bottom of a ​trouserleg 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
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