turn over

turn over
phrasal verb
Word forms "turn over":
present tense I/you/we/they turn over he/she/it turns over present participle turning over past tense turned over past participle turned over
1) [intransitive/transitive] to turn something such as a page in a book or a sheet of paper so that the other side is towards you

You may turn over your exam papers now.

2) [intransitive] to change the position of your body when you are lying or sleeping so that you face the opposite direction

She turned over and went back to sleep.

3) [intransitive/transitive] British to stop watching one television channel and to start watching another

Let's turn over – this is really boring.

4) [transitive] to allow something to be used for a particular purpose or by a particular person
turn something over to something:

The museum has turned all its halls over to the dinosaurs.

turn over something to something:

They have turned over the property to the Conservation Society.

5) [transitive] to give someone or something to someone in authority, especially because they have ordered you to
turn someone/something over to someone:

The local police turned him over to the FBI.

6) turn over something
[transitive] to make a particular amount of money in a particular time
7) [intransitive/transitive] if an engine turns over, or if you turn it over, it starts or continues to operate
8) [transitive] to think carefully about all the details of something

He began to turn the scheme over in his mind.

9) [transitive] British informal to enter a place illegally and steal things from it

We got back to find the flat had been turned over.


English dictionary. 2014.

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