turn+away

  • 1 turn away — ► turn away refuse admittance to. Main Entry: ↑turn …

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  • 2 turn away — index abandon (relinquish), alienate (estrange), avert, decline (reject), depose (remove) …

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  • 3 turn away — verb 1. move so as not face somebody or something (Freq. 13) • Hypernyms: ↑turn • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s Something is ing PP Somebody s PP …

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  • 4 turn away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you turn someone away, you do not allow them to enter your country, home, or other place. [V n P] Turning boat people away would be an inhumane action... [V P n (not pron)] Hard times are forcing community colleges to turn away …

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  • 5 turn away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms turn away : present tense I/you/we/they turn away he/she/it turns away present participle turning away past tense turned away past participle turned away to refuse to let someone come into a place Reporters… …

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  • 6 turn away — v. (D; intr.) to turn away from * * * [ tɜːnə weɪ] (D; intr.) to turn away from …

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  • 7 turn away — phr verb Turn away is used with these nouns as the object: ↑applicant …

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  • 8 turn away — turn (someone/something) away to refuse to see or talk to someone, or to consider something. If anyone comes to the door, just turn them away. She has turned away every opportunity to improve her English in the last ten years …

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  • 9 turn away — Synonyms and related words: abjure, avert, bear off, blunt, bow out, brush aside, bundle, bundle off, chill, chuck, chuck out, contemn, contradict, cool, damp, dampen, decline, deflect, deny, despise, deter, disaffect, disapprove, discard,… …

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  • 10 turn away — I know you re hurt, but please don t turn us away Syn: send away, reject, rebuff, repel, cold shoulder; informal send packing …

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  • 11 turn away — verb a) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something Thereat the Elfe did blush in priuitee, / And turnd his face away; but she the same / Dissembled faire, and faynd to ouersee. b) to bend or turn from a fixed course …

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  • 12 turn away — I. (Active.) 1. Avert, turn aside. 2. Dismiss (from service), discard, cashier, turn off. II. (Neuter.) 1. Deviate, forsake. 2. Go, depart, remove …

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  • 13 turn away — verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. deflect, avert 2. a. to send away ; reject, dismiss b. repel c. to refuse admittance or acceptance to intransitive verb to start …

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  • 14 turn away — distance, send away; become distanced …

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  • 15 turn away —    to dismiss summarily from employment    Not refusing a job to those who apply:     She said that as soon as it was known what sort of trouble she was in, she would be turned away. (Atwood, 1996 a housemaid was pregnant) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 16 turn away from — ˌturn a ˈway from [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they turn away from he/she/it turns away from present participle turning away from past tense turned away from …

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  • 17 turn away from — index disavow, eschew, shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 18 turn away from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms turn away from : present tense I/you/we/they turn away from he/she/it turns away from present participle turning away from past tense turned away from past participle turned away from turn away from something… …

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  • 19 turn away from — Synonyms and related words: abandon, avert the eyes, avoid, brush aside, brush off, cold shoulder, dismiss, drop the subject, fight shy of, forget, forget about it, forget it, give place to, high hat, hold aloof, keep aloof, keep away from, keep… …

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  • 20 To turn away — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …

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