Complete Definition of "show up"

English

Verb
to show up

  1. intransitive To appear, arrive, or attend, especially suddenly or erratically.

#: Please come on time; don't just show up whenever you feel like it.
#: No matter how many I throw away, more copies always show up.

  1. transitive To outperform or one-up, often in an arrogant manner.

#: I finished in five minutes and she showed me up by finishing in three.

  1. transitive To make visible; to expose.

#: I bet the Jayhawk fast break could show up the Nimrod's lack of speed.

Usage notes
Sense 1 is intransitive.
Sense 2, the object is normally a person rather than a thing. It may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.
Sense 3, the object can only be after the particle, even when it is a pronoun.

Translations
Bulgarian: показвам Ñе (1), идвам (1), заÑенÑвам (2)
French: apparaître (1), se montrer (1), montrer (3)
Portuguese: aparecer
Russian: обÑÑвлÑÑÑÑÑ (1, person), наÑодиÑÑÑÑ (1, object)

Synonyms
turn up (1)

Related terms
show off

Category:English idioms
Category:English phrasal verbs

ja:show up

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