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Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. In this lesson we are going to learn some phrasal verbs using the verb the (to turn).
To turn against –
To stop liking or supporting someone or something and start opposing them.
Example – A lot of supporters turned against him.
To turn around –
Meaning 1 – To turn abruptly and face the other way.
Example – When I am talking to you don’t have to turn around and walk away from me.
Meaning 2- To improve dramatically, going from bad to good.
Example – The new strategy turned around the company’s sales.
To turn one’s back –
Meaning 1 – To ignore or to abandon someone
Example – This is important, please don’t turn you back.
Meaning 2- It means to change your plans
Example – We have invested a lot of money and there’s no turning back now.
To turn down –
Meaning 1 – To refuse something
Example – I turned down his invite.
Meaning 2- Reduce or decrease the volume or the temperature
Example – Please turn down the radio.
Turn on –
Meaning 1 –To switch on
Example – What time do the lights turn on?
Meaning 2- It also means to excite or interest someone.
Example – This perfume is such a turn on.
Turn off –
Meaning 1 –To switch off something
Example – Please turn off the TV for me.
Meaning 2- It also means to dull someone’s interest in someone or something
Example – His jokes are such a turn off.