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TURN AWAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does turn away mean? 

TURN AWAY (verb)
  The verb TURN AWAY has 4 senses:

1. move so as not face somebody or something
2. turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
3. refuse entrance or membership
4. turn away or aside

  Familiarity information: TURN AWAY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TURN AWAY (verb)


Sense 1turn away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move so as not face somebody or something

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "turn away" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2turn away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

deflect; turn away; bend

Hypernyms (to "turn away" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3turn away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse entrance or membership

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

turn down; turn away; refuse; reject

Context examples:

They turned away hundreds of fans / Black people were often rejected by country clubs

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 4turn away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn away or aside

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

avert; turn away

Context example:

They averted their eyes when the King entered

Hypernyms (to "turn away" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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