Phrasal Verbs with TURN

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turn away turn_away
(separable) to reject; refuse; dismiss

The church turned away the people with no money to pay.

turn away turn_away
(separable) to repel; deflect

His sheer arrogance turned away many potential friends.

turn away turn_away
(intransitive) to move so that you are not facing someone

When Max entered the room, Mary turned away. She could not face him after what he had done.

turn back turn_back
(intransitive) to return; revert; backtrack

We started on our trip, but the weather was so bad that we decided to turn back.

turn back turn_back
(separable) to drive away; to halt the advance of

The soldiers tried with all of their might to turn back the invading forces.

turn down turn_down
(separable) to reject

Bill asked 100 girls to go out on a date with him. All but one turned him down.

turn down turn_down
(separable) to decrease

Please turn the radio down. It's too loud.

turn in turn_in
(separable) to submit or give work done for someone

Max turns in his homework almost always on time.

turn off turn_off
(separable) to switch a machine or electrical device to the off posiiton

Please turn off the lights when you leave the room.

turn off turn_off
(separable) to disgust

Selfish people really turn me off.

turn on turn_on
(separable) to switch on ; to cause to operate or flow

Max was bored so he turned the TV on.

turn on turn_on
(separable) to excite pleasurably

Mathematics turns me on.

turn out turn_out
(separable) to switch off

Please turn out the lights.

turn over turn_over
(separable) to invert; rotate

Once the pancake is done on one side, please turn it over to cook the other side.

turn up turn_up
(separable) to increase

Please turn the radio up. I can hardly hear it.


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