turn against

Definition of turn against

  1. 1 :  to stop supporting or being friendly to (someone or something) The senator eventually turned against the war. She turned against her best friend.

  2. 2 :  to cause (someone) to stop being friendly toward (someone) He tried to turn our friends against us.

  3. 3 :  to use (something) in a way that harms or discredits (someone) Her political opponent tried to turn her many years of experience in Washington against her.

Word by Word Definitions

turnplay
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when


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