Turn away - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtɜːn əˈweɪ|
Brit.  |tɜːn əˈweɪ|

verb

- move so as not face somebody or something
- turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest (syn: bend, deflect)
- refuse entrance or membership (syn: refuse, reject, turn down)
- turn away or aside (syn: avert)

Examples

...using tree branches, the campers were able to turn away the charging fox, which was apparently rabid...

He was glad to turn away from the stages.

The insurance company has promised not to turn away its existing customers.

he made an abrupt turn away from her

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