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Turn Up

How to Conjugate Turn Up

  • Infinitive: Turn Up
  • Present Tense: Turn Up/ Turns Up
  • -ing Form: Turning Up
  • Past Tense: Turned Up
  • Past Participle: Turned Up
Turn Up is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Turn Up:

1. To increase the controls of an electronic or mechanical device.

Examples: Oh, turn the radio up! That’s my jam!
Why are you turning up the television while I’m trying to talk to you?

2. To appear.

Examples: Bruce turned up at the party drunk and high.
My car keys finally turned up after looking for three hours. They were on top of the television.

3. To learn about something through research and/or investigation.

Examples: The FBI still hasn’t turned up enough evidence to support the case.
Keep watching the news to see if anything about the explosion turns up.

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.