Turn – phrasal verb

Turn – phrasal verb

Turn back – return the way you have come

After reaching the top of the hill, we turned back and started our descend.

Turn down – reject/refuse an offer/opportunity

He was offered an interesting job but he turned it down for no reason.

Turn down – reduce noise/heat

Can you turn the radio down a bit, please? I’m trying to sleep.

Turn into – become something

Our dream holiday turned into nightmare when the hurricane arrived.

Turn on – switch on

He always turns the TV on right after he arrives from work.

Turn on somebody – criticise somebody unexpectedly and suddenly

She turned on me without a reason.

Turn off – switch off

She turned off the TV while she was out in the garden.

Turn off – make somebody feel bored or not interested

We wanted to see a show but the price of the tickets turned us off.

Turn out – to be present at an event

Many people turned out to watch the fireworks by the river.

Turn out – to happen in an unexpected way or have an unexpected result

My business plans didn’t turn out as expected.

Turn over – turn a page

She slowly turned the page over of that old book she found in the loft.

Turn over – think about something carefully and for a long time

She kept turning the remark over in her head as she was walking home to figure out what he meant by it.

Turnover (noun)– takings of a company/business

This year’s turnover was 5 per cent up on the last year.

Turn up – to arrive unexpectedly

The police car turned up outside my front garden in the middle of the night.

Turn up – appear by chance

Stop looking for it – it will turn up one day.

Turn in – go to bed (UK informal)

Last night I turned in at 10pm because I was really exhausted.

Turn somebody in – take a criminal to police

The culprit turned himself in and confessed to the crime.

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