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English verb: turn the tables

1. turn the tables (change) cause a complete reversal of the circumstances

SamplesThe tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power!.

Synonymsturn the tide

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn

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