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1Be found, especially by chance, after being lost.‘all the missing documents had turned up’
be found, be discovered, be located, come to lightView synonyms
- ‘This piece of local history has never been available on video / DVD but occasionally turns up on TV.’
- ‘One stray shell turns up, a year after destruction of the regime. Where did it come from?’
- ‘As soon as it appeared on some bonus CD, it started turning up in ‘file sharing’ sites.’
- ‘And Plato does not appear to be a nickname; it turns up frequently in the period.’
- ‘A large number of dodgy documents have turned up over the last month.’
- ‘Maybe something turns up in tests, or they don't want to go through with it, or they get a new job while the investigations are being carried out.’
- ‘And so how does it respond when a shell of sarin actually turns up?’
- ‘Just occasionally something from the past turns up unexpectedly.’
- ‘For sheer amusement, I plug names into Google and then see what turns up.’
2Put in an appearance; arrive.‘half the guests failed to turn up’
come, go, be present, attend, put in an appearance, appear, turn up, arrivearrive, put in an appearance, make an appearance, appear, be present, present oneself, turn outView synonyms
- ‘She failed to turn up and the judge issued the present warrant.’
- ‘The best present was son Markus turning up from London for the event as a surprise guest.’
- ‘Four taxi cabs turned up and another four would have arrived if Mr Banks had not phoned the cab company.’
- ‘She even stunned guests at the Scottish Film Awards in Glasgow by turning up on his arm as his guest.’
- ‘It took a while for the food to arrive but we had turned up early and didn't mind sitting in the sunshine.’
- ‘You know how it is, wait for ages for something to arrive and several turn up at once.’
- ‘It's a clever comedic drama involving a birthday party, a video camera and an expected guest who never turns up.’
- ‘There would also be no pretence from him if a guest either failed to turn up or behaved inappropriately.’
- ‘He is a ubiquitous presence, turning up when you least expect it.’
- ‘That's as bad as turning up at someone's birthday party without a present.’
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