HyperDic: turn_away

English > 4 senses of the expression turn away:
VERBmotionturn awaymove so as not face somebody or something
motionturn away, deflect, bendturn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
socialturn away, reject, turn down, refuserefuse entrance or membership
motionturn away, avertturn away or aside
English > turn away: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove so as not face somebody or something.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
English > turn away: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningTurn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdeflect, bend
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
See alsoturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishtorcer
English > turn away: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningRefuse entrance or membership.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsreject, turn down, refuse
Oppositeadmit, allow in, let in, intromitAllow to enter
Similar toreject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
English > turn away: 4 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningturn away or aside.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymavert
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishapartar la vista, apartar, desviar

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