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English verb: turn away

1. turn away (motion) move so as not face somebody or something

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)turn

2. turn away (motion) turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

Synonymsbend, deflect

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)turn

3. turn away (social) refuse entrance or membership

SamplesThey turned away hundreds of fans.
Black people were often rejected by country clubs.

Synonymsrefuse, reject, turn down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Verb groupdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down

Antonymsallow in, intromit, admit, let in

4. turn away (motion) turn away or aside

SamplesThey averted their eyes when the King entered.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)turn

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