Learn Phrasal Verbs with ‘To Turn’.

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He was offered a job there but he turned it______ as it was too far from home.


Turn the TV _________. It’s far too loud.


She marked her place in the book by turning_______  the page.


There was no turning _________ once she said she was going to do it.


Since they declared war, the country has turned ______ the government.


The road was impassable after the snow so we had to turn _________.


I recognized him even from behind. He didn’t need to turn __________  so I could see his face.


He is always spreading nasty stories in an attempt to turn everyone _________ me.


When we arrived in the room, the maid had turned _____ the bed-covers.


I forgot to pick up the street map and guide book so we had to turn __________ and go get them.


It’s rather cold in here. Shall I turn the air-conditioning ________ now?


We have invested a lot of money and time in this project, there’s no turning________ now.


I turned ________ an invitation to dinner to come and spend the evening with you.


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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.

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