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turn away

verb

Definition of turn away

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  deflect, avert

    2. 2a :  to send away :  reject, dismissb :  repelc :  to refuse admittance or acceptance to

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to start to go away :  depart



    Examples of turn away in a sentence

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



    13th Century

    First Known Use of turn away

    13th century



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