Phrasal verb TURN
The phrasal verb turn is listed below along with an exercise for you to check
your understanding. I recommend looking over the list then doing the exercise.
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TURN AWAY = refuse service or entrance
They turned us away at the restaurant because we didn't have on shoes.
TURN AROUND = change (reverse) direction
The plane turned around and went back the airport because of mechanical
TURN DOWN = A. refuse an offer or application B. reduce volume
A. He turned down the dessert as he had already eaten too much.
B. Turn down the TV. I'm trying to talk on the phone.
TURN IN = A. submit B. go to bed
A. You need to turn in your homework everyday.
B. Did you see the news last night? No, I turned in early.
TURN INTO = change from one form to another, transform
She kissed the frog, and it turned into a handsome prince.
TURN OFF = A. deliberately stop working (a stove, TV, etc.) B. something non pleasing or off putting
A. Don't forget to turn off the TV before you go to school.
B. Her bad breath was a real turn off so I said good night.
TURN ON = A. expected attack B. start to use TV, radio, car, etc. C. cause sexual
A. The pit bull suddenly turned on the small child.
B. Turn on the TV. It's time for the news.
C. Back rubs can be a real turn on.
TURN OUT = A. produce B. switch off a light C. attend as audience D. end up being (finally
A. The workers can turn out 200 cars a day.
B. Turn out the light when you are through.
C. Over 1,000,000 people turned out for the inauguration.
D. My neighbor turned out to be a Nazi war criminal.
TURN OVER = give to authorities or rightful owners
They turned over the concert tickets to the kids who had lost them.
TURN UP = A. increase volume or capacity of a device B. find unexpectedly
A. Turn up the radio. I really like this new song.
B. My wallet turned up outside the nightclub but it was empty.
Phrasal verb TURN Exercise
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