Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

What does the phrase "turn up to laugh" mean here?

"Lello’s French and Venetian counterparts turned up to laugh at the pile of broken pipes.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
    Favourite answer

    It's two phrases. "Turn up" means "arrive" or "appear"; "to laugh" means "to laugh," duh. So thie sentence means that some French people and Venetians, who had not been present at first, arrived and laughed at the broken pipes. 

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The expression 'turn up' means 'to arrive at', 'to be present at' with a particular purpose, or at a particular time.  You could say:  "Lots of supporters turned up at the match today."

    Those people went to the pile of broken pipes to laugh at that pile.

  • 4 weeks ago

    They arrived unexpectedly and laughed.

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