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point something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoint something ↔ up phrasal verb formalEMPHASIZEto make something seem more important or more noticeable These cases point up the complete incompetence of some government departments. point→ See Verb table
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point upAfter that I could never see the point of toiling up a steep incline in preference to riding comfortably on a ski-lift!At that point Peter woke up, as he always did.What was the point of tarting up if Ricky wasn't there?Neither of these points were picked up in the debate.Ted recovered quickly after that point and picked up the ball.No more scoring mean-spirited points to show up the other side.I tapped his shoulder and pointed back up toward the hotel, then started walking in that direction.With those two points lined up we were at the correct angle to Orange Three.
From Longman Business Dictionarypoint something ↔ up phrasal verb [transitive] to make something seem more important or noticeableThe latest economic figures point up the failure of the government’s policies. point→ See Verb table
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Verb table
point
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypoint
he, she, itpoints
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypointed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pointed
he, she, ithas pointed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pointed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill point
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pointed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pointing
he, she, itis pointing
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you, we, theyare pointing
Past
I, he, she, itwas pointing
you, we, theywere pointing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pointing
he, she, ithas been pointing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pointing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pointing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pointing
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