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turn up (1)

Meaning: to increase the volume, heat, power, etc. of an appliance by turning a knob or pressing a button

For example:

  • turn sth up If you can't hear the TV, turn it up a bit.

  • turn up sth Could you turn up the heater, please? It's getting cold in here.

Nouns often used as objects with
turn up (1): television, TV, volume, air conditioner, heater

Quick Quiz:

Kareem turned up the TV because he'd been finding it
  1. hard to see
  2. difficult to understand
  3. boring to watch

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