To turn up

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To turn up To bend, or be doubled, upward.
    • To turn up To turn so as to bring the bottom side on top; as, to turn up the trump.
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Quotations

  • Samuel Ullman
    Samuel Ullman
    “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?”
  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
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    “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.”
  • O. Henry
    O. Henry
    “Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark.”

Idioms

Turn up one's toes to the daisies - If someone has turned up their toes to the daisies, it means that the person died.
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Usage

In literature:

Victoria came up, and I turned away to give my arm to Cousin Elizabeth.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
To turn up again in a little Devonshire cottage!
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Tom and Desmond were inclined to turn up their noses at them, not having any great respect for the surrounding classical associations.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ruth turned, with a breaking heart, to go up stairs.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Having made up her mind to come to the assistance of the musician, Sylvia turned to her mother.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
So I turned respectable, and came up to the top, and put on this grey suit.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
I am so well known about Mill avenue; it won't do for a poor broke up devil to turn up flush all at once.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
They required no immediate attention and were sure to turn up all right in the end.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
To turn up again in a little Devonshire cottage!
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
He also is likely to turn up soon.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

Immortal are they every one,
Wrapt up in health and light,
Mortality from them is gone,
Weakness is turn'd to might.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
There were two brothers, John and James,
And when the town went up in flames,
To save the house of James dashed John,
Then turned, and lo! his own was gone.
"The Twins" by Robert W Service
We went to bed, but one at least
Went not to sleep till the black turned grey,
And the sun rose up, and the light increased,
And the birds awoke to a summer day.
"A Lost Opportunity" by Robert Fuller Murray
Yet, with calm and stately mien,
Up the streets of Aberdeen
Came he slowly riding;
And, to all he saw and heard,
Answering not with bitter word,
Turning not for chiding.
"Barclay Of Ury" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Please, Sir," the Undergraduates said,
Turning a little blue,
"We did not know that was the sort
Of thing we had to do."
"We thank you much," the Vulture said,
"Send up another two."
"The Vulture and the Husbandman" by Arthur Clement Hilton
Then it passed like a dream: I was back here in Poplar again
With my collar turned up to my ears in the cold and the rain,
And the ships as they groped through the river mist wailing like creatures in pain.
"High Noon" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Motorists on Fairport Nursery routinely fail to pull up far enough to trigger a green light to allow a left turn onto North Ridge (U.
About 75 campers turned up to learn about dribbling, passing, shooting and what director of coaching Malcolm Tovey calls "ball mastery" – fakes and tricky maneuvers.
Haywire (* * * out of four, rated R, opens Friday nationwide) is a vigorous spy thriller that consistently beckons the viewer to catch up with its narrative twists and turns.
Seriously, kids are like little miniature savages just waiting for you to turn your back so they can mess stuff up.
Nicky Da B is about to turn up the heat.
The doctor thought for a minute and replied that he should go to the sauna every day and each day turn up the heat.
Otters are turning up all the way from Sutro Baths in San Francisco to beyond Antioch in the delta.
I didn't expect an Andy Warhol Rorschach piece to turn up on the cover of the new Jay-Z book, Decoded, but there you go.
I'm taking these components and turning them into flavorful chicken skewers to cook up on the grill.
But it did cause me to turn in and fill up my tank, even though I was three-quarters of a tank full.
Lady Bruins turn up the power to swamp foe .
Men's basketball: CU Buffs look to turn up pressure on Fresno State.
I don't know what to write about, so I wait in the stupid assurance that something will turn up.
The Smith Family TURNS UP To SUPPORT Trey's DJ Gig .
Even as it turns 50, Univision hasn't been able to grow up .
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In science:

In the next two sections, it turns out that such a triplet (F, ˜A6 , ρF ) is actually unique up to isomorphisms.
The Alternating Group of degree 6 in Geometry of the Leech Lattice and K3 Surfaces
Up to logarithmic factors, the problem considered turns out to be as difficult as the integration problem.
Improved Bounds on the Randomized and Quantum Complexity of Initial-Value Problems
We need to calculate the probability that a non-quenched site that was up at h turns down at h′ .
Hysteresis in Ferromagnetic Random Field Ising Model with an Arbitrary Initial State
The increased field may cause some non-quenched neighbors to turn up.
Hysteresis in Ferromagnetic Random Field Ising Model with an Arbitrary Initial State
It turned out that the Lorentz group contains no 5-parameter subgroups and has only one (up to isomorphism) 4-parameter subgroup.
Subgroups of the Group of Generalized Lorentz Transformations and Their Geometric Invariants
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