Phrasal Verbs

turn up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb turn up (1)


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

a. hard to see

b. difficult to understand

c. boring to watch

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