Definition of Turn away

1. Verb. Move so as not face somebody or something.

Generic synonyms: Turn

2. Verb. Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.
Exact synonyms: Bend, Deflect
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Deflection, Deflector, Deflexion

3. Verb. Refuse entrance or membership. "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
Exact synonyms: Refuse, Reject, Turn Down
Related verbs: Disdain, Freeze Off, Pooh-pooh, Reject, Scorn, Spurn, Turn Down
Derivative terms: Refusal, Reject, Turndown
Antonyms: Admit

4. Verb. Turn away or aside. "They averted their eyes when the King entered"
Exact synonyms: Avert
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Aversion

Definition of Turn away

1. Verb. (intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to bend or turn from a fixed course ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to refuse to admit someone ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to avert or deflect something ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Away

turn a deaf ear
turn a hair
turn a loss
turn a new leaf
turn a nice dime
turn a nice dollar
turn a nice penny
turn a phrase
turn a profit
turn about
turn against
turn and bank indicator
turn around
turn arounds
turn away (current term)
turn back
turn back the clock
turn down
turn down ratio
turn flukes
turn heads
turn in
turn in one's grave
turn indicator
turn inside-out
turn into
turn into a pumpkin
turn loose

Literary usage of Turn away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"6 also turn away. For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, 8 And like as Jannes ..."

2. Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament by John Brown (1818)
"С Ц Thus saith the LORD ; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof: because they carried away captive the ..."

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