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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.


Synonymsavert


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)turn









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