turn over


Definition of turn over

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to turn from an upright position :  overturnb :  rotate turn over a stiff valve with a wrench; also :  to cause (an internal combustion engine) to begin firing

  3. 2 :  deliver, surrender I'm turning the job over to you; also :  to lose possession of turned the ball over three times

  4. 3a :  to do business to the amount of turning over $1000 a weekb :  to receive and dispose of (a stock of merchandise)

  5. 4 :  to search (clothes, papers, etc.) by lifting or moving one by one

  6. 5 :  to read or examine (something, such as a book) slowly or idly

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  upset, capsize

  9. 2a :  rotateb of an engine :  to have crankshaft rotation especially by external means (as by a starter) the engine turned over but didn't start

  10. 3a of one's stomach :  to heave with nauseab of one's heart :  to seem to leap or lurch convulsively with sudden fright

turn over a new leaf

  1. :  to make a change for the better especially in one's way of living

Examples of turn over in a sentence

  1. reluctantly turned the ship over to the first mate while he went below to try to stop the leak

  2. turned the evidence over to the police

14th Century

First Known Use of turn over

14th century

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