turn over

turn over


Definition of TURN OVER

to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <reluctantly turned the ship over to the first mate while he went below to try to stop the leak>
Near Antonyms keep, retain, withhold
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <turned the evidence over to the police>
Antonyms hold, keep, retain
to turn on one's side or upside down <don't try to tell me the bucket turned over all by itself>
Related Words invert, overset, overthrow, pitchpole, topple, tump (over) [chiefly Southern], upend; careen, heel, keel, lean, list, tilt, tip; collapse, fall, founder, give
Near Antonyms stand up, straighten (up); erect, raise
Antonyms right
to change the position of (an object) so that the opposite side or end is showing <would you mind turning the picture over so I can see if the backing needs to be replaced>
Synonyms flip, invert, turn over

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