turn up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v turn up appear or become visible; make a showing "She turned up at the funeral","I hope the list key is going to surface again"
    • v turn up bend or lay so that one part covers the other "fold up the newspaper","turn up your collar"
    • v turn up find by digging in the ground "I dug up an old box in the garden"
    • v turn up discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?","My search turned up nothing"
    • v turn up be shown or be found to be "She proved to be right","The medicine turned out to save her life","She turned up HIV positive"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For two years, during the 1970s, Mattel marketed a doll called "Growing Up Skipper." Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.
    • Turn up to point upwards: to appear, happen: place with face up: to bring the point uppermost: to refer to in a book
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  • Paul Murray Kendall
    Paul Murray Kendall
    “On the trail of another man, the biographer must put up with finding himself at every turn; any biography uneasily shelters an autobiography within it.”
  • Jon English
    Jon English
    “You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that's it -- there's no turning back.”
  • 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.”


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:

He left the collar of his mackinaw turned up, but untied his ear-laps.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
Face turned up, he saw something move on the great flat rock above the jagged rocks.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Steve had recovered himself, and he smiled down into the pretty, eager, up-turned face.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Elsa turned her chubby cheek up to me in a perfection of indifference.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
And all the cars weren't turning up in New York, by any means.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Next morning, however, Oliver turned up as usual in his place.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Where have you turned up from?
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
I couldn't have borne it if I had, and I was certain that you would turn up somewhere or other.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
That brother of yours hasn't turned up yet.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He was gone, but the next day he turned up and confessed all.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
If we don't turn up by noon, you had better start down-river and we'll pick you up farther on.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
One turned up a five between them.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
It was raining, but neither my friend nor Mick Molloy had turned up.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Some one'll turn up, sure.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
It would not do to declare himself owner, should the chance arise, and then have the deeds that he had given back secretly to Ellison turn up.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
The next morning Williams turned up, looking paler than ever, very neat and nicely dressed in his sailor blouse.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
It's curious that while I've only met you twice, on both occasions you turned up just when you were needed.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
They would be bound to turn up and expose me.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
His sandals turned up in points at the front, Persian style.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Jack Harrowby's trousers needed turning up and a touch of the iron, and they would do.
"Command" by William McFee

In poetry:

"Every man must, soon or late,
Turn up at the Golden Gate:
When we weigh in - you and I -
How can horsemen better die!"
"Short Shrift" by Harry Breaker Morant
"Oh turn thee—turn thee Rudiger,
"Why onward wilt thou roam?
"The moon is up, the night is cold,
"And we are far from home."
"Rudiger - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
Our fingers clasped, and dragging me a pace,
You struggled up.
It is a bitter Cup,
That now for naught, you turn away your face.
"To An Ingrate" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
But, after while--when Bud he bets
'At I can't turn no summersetts,--
I let him come up, ef he can
Ac' ha'f-way like a gentleman!
"The Old Hay-Mow" by James Whitcomb Riley
Then turning up his hazel eyes,
Which questioning light shone through,
He said, "that prayer sounds very nice,--
Is He your Father too?"
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
The mourners ne'er were aff the streets;
An' ilka day the auld kirkyaird
Had open graves, an' mony mair
New happit wi' the turn'd-up swaird.
"The Fever-Cloud" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Watch Where You Turn Up the Volume.
And why Schoolly D's name turns up in his "manifesto".
Meatpacker in Cow-Abuse Scandal May Shut as Congress Turns Up Heat.
Ferrari's F430, 483 horses strong, should turn up here early in '05.
Stolen Mojave Desert cross turns up in Bay area.
Mojave Desert cross stolen 2 years ago turns up in San Francisco.
Stolen Mojave Desert cross turns up in N Calif.
Diesel fumes detected at Woodard Creek Water- monitoring program turns up possible hazard By Sepp Jannotta Staff Writer.
A Fort Washington native turns up the volume on downtown-chic party gear.
Cleveland's Cloud Nothings turn up the production on Attack on Memory.
Turn up the heat, turn down the price in "hot" cities.
Eclectic Institute in Sandy is recalling dietary supplements after lab tests turned up salmonella.
Our pharmaceutical drugs are turning up in the environment and in animals.
PSI Turns Up the Volume.
They rarely turn up inland.

In science:

When a non-quenched site i turns up, the field on its nearest neighbors increases by an amount 2J .
Hysteresis in Ferromagnetic Random Field Ising Model with an Arbitrary Initial State
In §6.3.1 we sketched a blow-up procedure for turning an almost complex Kuranishi space X, (J , K ) into an effective almost complex Kuranishi space ˜X , ( ˜J , ˜K ).
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
Our initial computer search did not turn up any examples of finite biquandles in which all four operations have the form (x, y) (cid:55)→ αix + fi (x, y)y where fi : B × B → R is a nonzero bilinear form for all i = 1, 2, 3, 4.
On bilinear biquandles
In particular, with probability one, no Landau gaps survive as the random potential is turned on; the gaps close, filling up partly with localized states. A minimal rate of transport is exhibited in the region of delocalization.
Delocalization for Random Landau Hamiltonians with Unbounded Random Variables
The fact that the Landau gaps are immediately filled up as soon as the disorder is turned on implies that the approach used in [GKS1] is non applicable.
Delocalization for Random Landau Hamiltonians with Unbounded Random Variables
The fact that the Landau gaps are immediately filled up as soon as the disorder is turned on implies that the approach used in [GKS1] is non applicable, and the authors resorts to the full theory developed in [GKS2], which is the analog of [BES, AG] but in a continuum setting.
Dynamical mobility edge for various random Landau Hamiltonians
Moreover, the limit process for curved limit shape turned out to show up in a dynamical version of hermitian random matrices, but this analogy does not extend to the case of symmetric matrices.
From interacting particle systems to random matrices
Since J is reduced, it is determined up to isomorphism by the isometry class of TJ [20, §9] which by Witt’s cancellation is in turn determined by the isometry classes of φ3 and φ5 .
Zero Cycles of Degree One on Principal Homogeneous Spaces
It turns up that these cosets determine directly the shape of the information set.
Information sets from defining sets in abelian codes
But, as it turns out, these weights do not add up to 1.
Crossing velocities for an annealed random walk in a random potential
However, in all other cases the acceleration turns up that is proportional to the mass change ratio.
Motion of a classical object with oscillating mass
If the interaction between the spins is ferromagnetic, the spins can be relaxed in any order and the end result would be that both spins are turned up.
Hysteresis in Anti-Ferromagnetic Random-Field Ising Model at Zero Temperature
Which one is up depends on which one was turned up first.
Hysteresis in Anti-Ferromagnetic Random-Field Ising Model at Zero Temperature
Spins with large positive quenched field turn up before spins with a lower quenched field.
Hysteresis in Anti-Ferromagnetic Random-Field Ising Model at Zero Temperature
As the ma jority of the spins turn up one at a time, the calculation of m(ha ) becomes essentially a matter of sorting quenched random fields in decreasing order on each ramp.
Hysteresis in Anti-Ferromagnetic Random-Field Ising Model at Zero Temperature