turn up

Definitions

  • 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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Quotations

  • 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
    Orson%20Welles
    “When you are down and out something always turns up -- and it is usually the noses of your friends.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir%20Walter%20Scott
    “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.”

Idioms

Turn up like a bad penny - If someone turns up like a bad penny, they go somewhere where they are not wanted.
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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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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.
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Turn-up for the books - A turn-up for the books is an unexpected or surprising event.
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Etymology

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.

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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