Definition of turn against
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 : to cause (someone) to stop being friendly toward (someone) He tried to turn our friends against us.
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
: 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
: 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
: in opposition or hostility to
: contrary to
: in competition with
: in preparation for the time when
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