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.