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.
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite 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 PLv 74 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.
- Chi girlLv 74 weeks ago
They arrived unexpectedly and laughed.