turn away

turn away
verb
1. move so as not face somebody or something (Freq. 13)
Hypernyms: ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s PP

2. turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest (Freq. 4)
Syn: ↑deflect, ↑bend
Derivationally related forms: ↑deflexion (for: ↑deflect), ↑deflection (for: ↑deflect), ↑deflector (for: ↑deflect)
Hypernyms: ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. refuse entrance or membership (Freq. 1)
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They turned away hundreds of fans

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Black people were often rejected by country clubs

Syn: ↑reject, ↑turn down, ↑refuse
Ant: ↑admit (for: ↑reject)
Derivationally related forms: ↑refusal (for: ↑refuse), ↑turndown (for: ↑turn down), ↑reject (for: ↑reject)
Verb Group:
reject, ↑spurn, ↑freeze off, ↑scorn, ↑pooh-pooh, ↑disdain, ↑turn down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

4. turn away or aside (Freq. 1)
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They averted their eyes when the King entered

Syn: ↑avert
Derivationally related forms: ↑aversion (for: ↑avert)
Hypernyms: ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

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transitive verb

proper clothing and genteel speech would turn away the adverse criticisms — Oscar Handlin

a soft answer turneth away wrath — Prov 15:1 (Authorized Version)

2.
a. : to send away : reject, dismiss
b. : repel
c. : to refuse admittance or acceptance to

hundreds were turned away from the theater

: to start to go away : leave, depart, abandon

when the audience turns away there is something wrong with the writer's communication line — Stuart Chase

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turn away
1. To dismiss from service, to discharge
2. To avert, to turn or look in another direction
3. To deviate, to depart
4. To refuse admittance to
5. To reject, send away
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Main Entry:turn

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ˌturn a ˈway [transitive] [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] phrasal verb
to refuse to let someone come into a place

Reporters who visited the team’s training ground were turned away.

They’re family – I could hardly turn them away!

Thesaurus: to refuse permission, or to not allow somethingsynonym
Main entry: turn

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turn away [phrasal verb]
turn away (someone) or turn (someone) away : to refuse to allow (someone) to enter a place

All the seats were sold and a large crowd had to be turned away.

The homeless shelter will not turn away people in need.

We turn away hundreds of applicants each year.

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Main Entry:turn

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