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turn out

verb

Definition of turn out

  • transitive verb
    1. 1a :  expel, evictb :  to put (as a horse) to pasture

    2. 2a :  to turn inside out <turning out his pockets>b :  to empty the contents of especially for cleaning or rearranging; also :  clean

    3. 3 :  to produce often rapidly or regularly by or as if by machine <a writer turning out stories>

    4. 4 :  to equip, dress, or finish in a careful or elaborate way

    5. 5 :  to put out by or as if by turning a switch <turn out the lights>

    6. 6 :  to call (as the guard or a company) out from rest or shelter and into formation

    7. intransitive verb
    8. 1a :  to come or go out from home in or as if in answer to a summons <voters turned out in droves>b :  to get out of bed

    9. 2a :  to prove to be in the result or end <the play turned out to be a flop> <it turned out that we were both wrong>b :  to become in maturity <nobody thought he'd turn out like this>c :  end <stories that turn out happily>



    Examples of turn out in a sentence

    1. <we turn out early on workdays>

    2. <it's our practice to turn out the room after guests stay over>



    1546

    First Known Use of turn out

    1546



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