turn up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. if they could get a room

b. about their booking

c. for their room key

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