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What does the phrasal verb 'turn up' mean? Is it an idiom?



 
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What does the phrasal verb 'turn up' mean? Is it an idiom? #1 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:39 am   What does the phrasal verb 'turn up' mean? Is it an idiom?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-33 "Story (2)", question 4

Some people had turned ......... on the off chance.

(a) away
(b) up
(c) into
(d) to

Test No. incompl/inter-33 "Story (2)", answer 4

Some people had turned up on the off chance.

Correct answer: (b) up

Your answer was: incorrect
Some people had turned away on the off chance.
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Some people had turned up on the off chance

please help, whats the meaning of turned up on

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Turn up #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 13:16 pm   Turn up
 

This means arrive.
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What is off chance? #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:08 am   What is off chance?
 

Alan wrote:
This means arrive.

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What does the phrasal verb 'turn up' mean? Is it an idiom? #4 (permalink) Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:32 am   What does the phrasal verb 'turn up' mean? Is it an idiom?
 

Hi,

'On the off chance' means without any particular purpose or intention. In this story people arrived at the hotel without having booked a table just to see if by chance there were some setas available.

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What does the phrasal verb 'turn up' mean? Is it an idiom? #5 (permalink) Thu Jan 18, 2007 15:55 pm   What does the phrasal verb 'turn up' mean? Is it an idiom?
 

Just FYI:

"Turn up" is also somewhat commonly used thusly (for instance):

"Turn up the heat, Tom. I'm freezing!"
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