Definition of Turn over

1. Verb. Place into the hands or custody of. "They turn over the parcel to their parents"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

2. Verb. Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position. "These cars won't turn over "; "He tumped over his beer"
Exact synonyms: Bowl Over, Knock Over, Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over, Upset
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Causes: Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over
Related verbs: Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over
Derivative terms: Overturn, Turnover, Upset

3. Verb. Move by turning over or rotating. "These balls turn over easily"; "Turn over on your left side"
Exact synonyms: Roll
Specialized synonyms: Rim
Related verbs: Revolve, Roll
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Roll, Roller, Roller
Also: Roll Down, Roll Over

4. Verb. Turn up, loosen, or remove earth. "Turn over the soil for aeration"
Exact synonyms: Cut Into, Delve, Dig
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Furrow, Groove, Rut, Root, Rootle, Rout, Spade, Shovel, Trowel, Burrow, Tunnel
Derivative terms: Dig, Dig, Digger, Digging
Also: Dig In, Dig Out, Dig Up

5. Verb. Do business worth a certain amount of money. "The company turns over ten million dollars a year"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Transact
Derivative terms: Turnover

6. Verb. Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of. "They turn over the coin "; "Turn a page of a book"
Exact synonyms: Turn
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Evert, Leaf
Derivative terms: Turner

7. Verb. Turn from an upright or normal position. "These cars won't turn over "; "The canoe tumped over"
Exact synonyms: Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over
Specialized synonyms: Capsize, Turn Turtle, Turtle, Upend
Generic synonyms: Turn
Related verbs: Bowl Over, Knock Over, Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over, Upset
Derivative terms: Overturn, Turnover

8. Verb. Turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse. "Turn over the pancakes"
Exact synonyms: Flip, Flip Over
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Turnover

9. Verb. Think about carefully; weigh. "They turn over moving "; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
Exact synonyms: Consider, Debate, Deliberate, Moot
Specialized synonyms: See, Premeditate, Debate, Wrestle, Think Twice
Generic synonyms: Discuss, Hash Out, Talk Over
Related verbs: Consider, Study
Derivative terms: Consideration, Consideration, Deliberation, Deliberation, Deliberation

Definition of Turn over

1. Verb. (&lit turn over) ¹

2. Verb. To flip over; to rotate uppermost to bottom. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To relinquish; give back. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To transfer. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To produce, complete, or cycle through. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To mull, ponder ¹

7. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To spin the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine using the starter or hand crank in an attempt to make it run. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Over

turn of events
turn of logs
turn of phrase
turn of the century
turn of the year
turn off
turn on a dime
turn on its head
turn on one's heel
turn one's back
turn one's nose up
turn one's stomach
turn out
turn over (current term)
turn over a new leaf
turn round
turn signal
turn someone's crank
turn someone's head
turn tail
turn the air blue
turn the corner
turn the frown upside down
turn the other cheek
turn the page
turn the table
turn the tables
turn the tide

Literary usage of Turn over

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

1. The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced from an by William Churchill (1911)
"Hawaii: huli, to turn in general, to turn over and about. ... to turn over in the mind, to ponder. Tahiti: huri, to turn over, to roll. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1841)
"1. to turn over, throw over; 2. to put on, apply (a poultice, &c. ... 2. to turn over, to miss, overlook ; i lo compute, calculate, estimate (roughly); ..."

3. Annual Report by United States Civil Service Commission (1898)
"But While says there was no Government property to turn over. The Commissioner required him to turn it over, bnt the collector says there was none to turn ..."

4. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"Duty to turn over Assets to Trustee.—It is the duty of the receiver to turn over to the trustee, on his appointment, the assets remaining in his hands, ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To transfer. Excusing himself, and turning mar the fault to fortune ; then let it be your ill fortune too. AI To TURN over. ..."

6. Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of Charles II by Gilbert Burnet (1840)
"So he was looked on as a man that would more effectually advance the design of popery, than if he should turn over to it. And indeed, bad as he was, ..."

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