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turn up (2)

Meaning: If someone turns up somewhere, they arrive without being expected or without telling anyone they'd be coming.

Synonym: appear, show up

For example:

  • turn up Everyone was surprised when Harry's ex-wife turned up at his wedding.

  • turn up Thousands of fans turned up at the airport to welcome the team back home.

Quick Quiz:

They turned up at the hotel one morning and asked
  1. if they could get a room
  2. about their booking
  3. for their room key

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