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  • v. To appear, arrive, or attend, especially suddenly or erratically.
  • v. To outperform or one-up, often in an arrogant manner.
  • v. To make visible; to expose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. appear or become visible; make a showing
  • v. be or become visible or noticeable


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  • WORD: show up
    DEFINITION: to appear.
    EXAMPLE: ' "You look like a married man," she said, looking him over: "What do I tell your wife when she shows up?"

    ' "I doubt she'll show up, but if she does she can probably find me by smell," Duane said. "You don't have to get involved."
    ' "She'll show up, I expect," Marcie said. "Wives usually show up." '
    --- 1999. Larry McMurtry. Duane's Depressed. "Book Two -- The Walker and His Doctor," Chapter 6, Page 250. Pocket Book edition, ISBN 0-671-02557-0.

    January 22, 2014