- (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.
- Stains show up easily on this white tablecloth.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To make visible or expose faults and deficiencies in, usually by comparison.
- I finished in five minutes and she showed me up by finishing in three.
- I bet the Jayhawk fast break could show up the Nimrod's lack of speed.
- 2014, Daniel Taylor, "World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark ↗," guardian.co.uk, 20 June:
- His team were not outclassed but, once again, England have reminded us of their habit of being shown up as soon as they face half-decent opposition and one or two authentic category-A footballers.
- (transitive) To make visible; to expose.
- (appear) turn up
- French: apparaître, se montrer
- German: auftauchen, erscheinen
- Russian: (person) объявля́ться
- Spanish: aparecer
- French: humilier
- German: sich zeigen