• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turn-up a disturbance: something that appears unexpectedly
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  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
    “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
  • Orson Welles
    “When you are down and out something always turns up -- and it is usually the noses of your friends.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.”
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    “Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.”
  • O. Henry
    O. Henry
    “Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.”


Turn up like a bad penny - If someone turns up like a bad penny, they go somewhere where they are not wanted.
Turn up one's toes to the daisies - If someone has turned up their toes to the daisies, it means that the person died.
Turn your nose up - If someone turns their nose up at something, they reject it or look odwn on it because they don't think it is good enough for them.
Turn-up for the books - A turn-up for the books is an unexpected or surprising event.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

The rain fell more heavily: Duplay turned up his collar, Harry took no notice of the downpour.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
It'll be rather nice to see them all turn up.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
Presently a call came for the new watch to turn up on deck.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
I've been too much up a tree to turn up lately, but I mean to do so this evening.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
The doctor has turned up, and a party of ladies.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
I wouldn't be surprised if some of them turn up here in the dome eventually.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
He turned toward the berth to pick up his light overcoat.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
I'm just doing this till something better turns up.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
Mr. Schuler, an Australian journalist and war correspondent, turned up.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
They've turned up the lane.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston

In poetry:

When I was home de
Sunshine seemed like gold.
When I was home de
Sunshine seemed like gold.
Since I come up North de
Whole damn world's turned cold.
"Po' Boy Blues" by Langston Hughes
O turn ye thither, ye who lie so low,
With sin beset or desolate in woe;
Up, from the dust where ye so long have lain!
The Rock of Ages was not cleft in vain!
"The Prisoners Of Hope" by Samuel John Stone
We turned and went. Arrived, we did discern
How Beauty beckoned, white 'mid miles of flowers,
Through which, behold, the amaranthine Hours
Like maidens went each holding up an urn;
"The Land Of Illusion" by Madison Julius Cawein
Night fell with the ferny dusk, Planets paled and grew,
Up, with lily and clarid turns
Throbbing through,
Rose the robin's song,
Heart of home and love that burns beating in the dew.
"Avis" by Duncan Campbell Scott
Aw'm th' maister here nah, but aw see plain enuff,
Things willn't goa long on th' old plan;
Th' young ens turn up ther nooases at old-fashioned stuff,
An mak gam o' mi old warmin pan.
"Warmin Pan" by John Hartley
Pictures out of each haunted room,
Up through the ghostly shadows loom,
And gleam with a spectral light;
Pictures lit with a radiant glow,
And some that image such desolate woe
That, weeping, you turn from the sight.
"The Haunted Castle" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Sticky wickets turn up in N. Indoor cricket club opens in Sterling.
The first video in the list surfaced this week, and with a little digging, we've turned up a slew more.
Mad cow disease has turned up in California — the first US case since 2006 and the fourth in US history — but there is no danger to humans, the US Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
Turning up the Heat defensively .
That Wallet I Lost in 1977 Just Turned Up.
) However, a bit of searching turned up three classic shops that weren't far from downtown.
State senators said they would not have confirmed Schmitt unless he agreed to the investigation and it turned up no problems.
1) Turned Up- Evan Turner has had a very up-and-down season thus far.
Turning Up the Heat on Sun Protection.
Turning up the Heat on Sunwear.
Magnolia Pictures turns up heat on 'The Brass Teapot'.
Magnolia Pictures turns up heat on 'The Brass Teapot '.
0Around 100 people turned up at the scorecard meeting with Rio Tinto on Thursday morning concerning the Eagle Mine Project.
There's no reason to turn up your nose at recycled water.

In science:

If we turn this expression into an expansion in the variable (s∗ − s), we notice that up to a global factor, the coefficient of (q (cid:48) )µ and of (q (cid:48) )µQ are precisely those found in the expansion of s∗ − s.
Purity distribution for generalized random Bures mixed states
These mass variations turn into differences of the HMF of up to ∼ 30 percent.
The effects of baryons on the halo mass function
It turns out that, in the sl(2) case, a simple module is prime if and only if it has a unique nontrivial self extension up to isomorphism.
Prime Representations from a Homological Perspective
Despite some moderately large numerical factors showing up in the expressions for these two parts, the resulting post-Newtonian contributions from the secondary’s gravity into the apsidal motion of the test particle turn out to be small enough to be neglected in the near-future measurements.
Post-Newtonian effects of planetary gravity on the perihelion shift
Our picture is slightly different, but still within the same vein, as it is the interaction of the walls of multiple supernovae-driven bubbles that cause the condensing of the filaments, which in turn may break up and form cold clumps through non-linear instability as per Joung et al. (2012).
Thermal instabilities in cooling galactic coronae: fuelling star formation in galactic discs