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English verb: turn out

1. turn out (stative) be shown or be found to be

SamplesShe proved to be right.
The medicine turned out to save her life.
She turned up HIV positive.

Synonymsprove, turn up

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
It ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)ensue, result

2. turn out (stative) prove to be in the result or end

SamplesIt turns out that he was right.

Pattern of useIt ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

3. turn out (creation) produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery

SamplesThis factory turns out saws.

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

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

4. turn out (stative) result or end

SamplesHow will the game turn out?.

Synonymscome out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate

Narrower (hyponym)eventuate, work out

5. turn out (change) come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons

SamplesHow many people turned out that evening?.

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

Broader (hypernym)appear

6. turn out (creation) bring forth,

SamplesThe apple tree bore delicious apples this year.
The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Narrower (hyponym)crop, fruit, overbear, seed, spin off

7. turn out (contact) put out or expel from a place

SamplesThe unruly student was excluded from the game.

Synonymsboot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, turf out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out

Narrower (hyponym)bounce, evict, evict, exorcise, exorcize, force out, show the door

8. turn out (social) come and gather for a public event

SamplesHundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

9. turn out (possession) outfit or equip, as with accessories

SamplesThe actors were turned out lavishly.

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

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

10. turn out (motion) turn outward

SamplesThese birds can splay out their toes.
Ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees.

Synonymsrotate, splay, spread out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)turn

11. turn out (contact) cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

SamplesTurn off the stereo, please.
Cut the engine.
Turn out the lights.

Synonymscut, switch off, turn off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)flip, switch, throw

Narrower (hyponym)kill

Antonymsswitch on, turn on

12. turn out (body) get up and out of bed

SamplesI get up at 7 A.M. every day.
They rose early.
He uprose at night.

ExamplesSam and Sue turn out

Synonymsarise, get up, rise, uprise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Antonymscrawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, sack out, turn in, bed, retire

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