turn against

  • 1 turn against — 1. To use to the injury of 2. To render hostile to 3. To rebel against • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * turn against (or turn someone against) become (or cause someone to become) hostile toward public opinion turned against him * * * turn against [ …

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  • 2 turn against — ► turn against become or make hostile towards. Main Entry: ↑turn …

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  • 3 turn against — (someone) to change from supporting to opposing someone. A lot of his supporters turned against him …

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  • 4 turn against — index antagonize, confront (oppose), rebel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 turn against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms turn against : present tense I/you/we/they turn against he/she/it turns against present participle turning against past tense turned against past participle turned against a) turn against someone/something to… …

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  • 6 turn against — PHR V ERG If you turn against someone or something, or if you are turned against them, you stop supporting them, trusting them, or liking them. [V P n] A kid I used to be friends with turned against me after being told that I d been insulting him …

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  • 7 turn against — verb a) To rebel or oppose to something formerly supported. They turned against their leader. b) To set against or in opposition to something. She turned her umbrella against the wind. See Also: turn …

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  • 8 turn against — after his father died, Bruce turned against his stepmother Syn: become hostile to, take a dislike to, betray, double cross …

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  • 9 turn against — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. revolt, disobey, defy; see oppose 1 , 2 , rebel 1 …

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  • 10 turn against someone — turn against (someone) to change from supporting to opposing someone. A lot of his supporters turned against him …

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  • 11 Turn Against This Land — Infobox Album | Name = Turn Against This Land Type = Album Artist = Dogs Released = September 19, 2005 Recorded = Genre = Rock, Punk Length = 43:32 Label = Island Records Producer = Reviews = * NME (7/10) [http://www.nme.com/reviews/dogs/7723… …

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  • 12 turn against somebody — ˌturn aˈgainst sb | ˌturn sb aˈgainst sb derived to stop or make sb stop being friendly towards sb • She turned against her old friend. • After the divorce he tried to turn the children against their mother. Main entry: ↑turnderived …

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  • 13 turn against someone — BECOME HOSTILE TO, take a dislike to. → turn …

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  • 14 To turn against — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …

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  • 15 To turn against — Turn Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man… …

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  • 16 Constantine I turn against Paganism — evolved during Constantine I s reign, and went from the initial prohibition on the construction of new temples[1] and the toleration of Pagan sacrifices,[2] to orders for the pillaging and the tearing down of pagan temples by the end of his reign …

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  • 17 Turn — (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s chisel, a… …

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  • 18 turn — [tʉrn] vt. [ME turnen < OE turnian & OFr turner, tourner, both < L tornare, to turn in a lathe, turn < tornus, lathe < Gr tornos, lathe, carpenter s compasses, akin to terein, to bore through: for IE base see THROW] I to cause to… …

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  • 19 Turn — Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns …

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  • 20 turn — ► VERB 1) move in a circular direction wholly or partly around an axis. 2) move into a different position, especially so as to face or move in the opposite direction. 3) change in nature, state, form, or colour; make or become. 4) shape on a… …

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