Definition of turn up in English:

turn up

1Be found, especially by chance, after being lost: all the missing documents had turned up
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  • A large number of dodgy documents have turned up over the last month.
  • 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.
be found, be discovered, be located, reappear
2Put in an appearance; arrive: half the guests failed to turn up
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  • 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.
  • She failed to turn up and the judge issued the present warrant.
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