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Definition 1: think about carefully; weigh - [verb of communication]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They considered the possibility of a strike
  • Turn the proposal over in your mind

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

"We discussed our household budget"

(... is a kind of turn over ) deliberate or decide

"See whether you can come tomorrow" "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"

(... is a kind of turn over ) consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand

"premeditated murder"

(... is a kind of turn over ) argue with one another

"We debated the question of abortion" "John debated Mary"

(... is a kind of turn over ) engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate

"I wrestled with this decision for years"

(... is a kind of turn over ) consider and reconsider carefully

"Think twice before you have a child"

(turn over has a similar meaning as ...) give careful consideration to

"consider the possibility of moving"

Definition 2: turn up, loosen, or remove earth - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Dig we must
  • turn over the soil for aeration

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of turn over ) hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

"furrow soil"

(... is a kind of turn over ) dig with the snout

"the pig was rooting for truffles"

(... is a kind of turn over ) dig (up) with a spade

"I spade compost into the flower beds"

(... is a kind of turn over ) dig with or as if with a shovel

"shovel sand" "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

(... is a kind of turn over ) use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work

(... is a kind of turn over ) move through by or as by digging

"burrow through the forest"

Definition 3: turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flip over the pork chop
  • turn over the pancakes

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 4: turn from an upright or normal position - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The big vase overturned
  • The canoe tumped over

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of turn over ) overturn accidentally

"Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"

(... is a kind of turn over ) become turned or set on end

"the airplanes upended"

(turn over has a similar meaning as ...) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

"The cat knocked over the flower vase" "the clumsy customer turned over the vase" "he tumped over his beer"

Definition 5: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cat knocked over the flower vase
  • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
  • he tumped over his beer

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(turn over has a similar meaning as ...) turn from an upright or normal position

"The big vase overturned" "The canoe tumped over"

Definition 6: move by turning over or rotating - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child rolled down the hill
  • turn over on your left side

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of turn over ) roll around the rim of

"the ball rimmed the basket"

(turn over has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

"She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words"

Definition 7: cause to move around a center so as to show another side of - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn a page of a book

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of turn over ) turn inside out; turn the inner surface of outward

"evert the eyelid"

(... is a kind of turn over ) turn over pages

"leaf through a book" "leaf a manuscript"

Definition 8: place into the hands or custody of - [verb of possession]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hand me the spoon, please
  • Turn the files over to me, please
  • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Synonyms for turn over in the sense of this definition

(turn over is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

(... is a kind of turn over ) leave with; give temporarily

"Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?" "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"

(... is a kind of turn over ) pass on stealthily

"He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

(... is a kind of turn over ) give (a specific card) to a player

"He dealt me the Queen of Spades"

(... is a kind of turn over ) to surrender someone or something to another

"the guard delivered the criminal to the police" "render up the prisoners" "render the town to the enemy" "fork over the money"

(... is a kind of turn over ) part with a possession or right

"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

(... is a kind of turn over ) confer a trust upon

"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret" "I commit my soul to God"

(... is a kind of turn over ) put into the care or protection of someone

"He left the decision to his deputy" "leave your child in the nurse's care"

Definition 9: do business worth a certain amount of money - [verb of possession]

Samples where turn over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company turns over ten million dollars a year

(turn over is a kind of ...) conduct business

"transact with foreign governments"

(turn over belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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