show something up


show something up
Syn:
expose, reveal, make obvious, highlight, emphasize, draw attention to

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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  • show something up — ˌshow ˈup | ˌshow sthˈup derived to become visible; to make sth become visible • a broken bone showed up on the X ray • The harsh light showed up the lines on her face. Main entry: ↑showderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • show something's true colors — show (someone s/something s) true colors to let others see what someone or something is really like. Hal s wife showed her true colors by getting a second job when he lost his. Workers felt the company revealed its true colors during the crisis …   New idioms dictionary

  • show something off — DISPLAY, show to advantage, exhibit, demonstrate, parade, draw attention to, flaunt. → show …   Useful english dictionary

  • show something forth — archaic exhibit something. → shoveler …   English new terms dictionary

  • show something off — display something that is a source of pride. → shoveler …   English new terms dictionary

  • show something off — Syn: display, show to advantage, exhibit, demonstrate, parade, draw attention to, flaunt …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • show something forth — archaic exhibit the heavens show forth the glory of God …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to show something — go to show (something) if an event or situation goes to show something, it proves that it is true. There are more women in parliament now than ever before. It just goes to show that things are changing. (never in continuous tenses; usually +… …   New idioms dictionary

  • show — show1 [ ʃou ] (past tense showed; past participle shown [ ʃoun ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 prove something is true ▸ 2 give information ▸ 3 behave in particular way ▸ 4 let someone see something ▸ 5 give instructions, etc. ▸ 6 lead someone somewhere ▸ 7 be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • show — show1 W1S1 [ʃəu US ʃou] v past tense showed past participle shown [ʃəun US ʃoun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(let somebody see)¦ 2¦(prove something)¦ 3¦(feelings/attitudes/qualities)¦ 4¦(explain with actions)¦ 5¦(picture/map etc)¦ 6¦(guide somebody)¦ 7¦(point at… …   Dictionary of contemporary English