turn out

verb

Definition of turn out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to come or go out from home in or as if in answer to a summons voters turned out in drovesb :  to get out of bed

  3. 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 wrongb :  to become in maturity nobody thought he'd turn out like thisc :  end stories that turn out happily

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to put out by or as if by turning a switch turn out the lights

  6. 2 :  to produce often rapidly or regularly by or as if by machine a writer turning out stories

  7. 3a :  to turn inside out turning out his pocketsb :  to empty the contents of especially for cleaning or rearranging; also :  clean

  8. 4a :  expel, evictb :  to put (an animal, such as a horse) to pasture

  9. 5 :  to equip, dress, or finish in a careful or elaborate way

  10. 6 :  to call (a guard, a company, etc.) out from rest or shelter and into formation

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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