turn out
verb Date: 1546 transitive verb 1. a. expel, evict b. to put (as a horse) to pasture 2. a. to turn inside out <
turning out his pockets
>
b. to empty the contents of especially for cleaning or rearranging; also clean 3. to produce often rapidly or regularly by or as if by machine <
a writer turning out stories
>
4. to equip, dress, or finish in a careful or elaborate way 5. to put out by or as if by turning a switch <
turn out the lights
>
6. to call (as the guard or a company) out from rest or shelter and into formation intransitive verb 1. a. to come or go out from home in or as if in answer to a summons <
voters turned out in droves
>
b. to get out of bed 2. a. to prove to be in the result or end <
the play turned out to be a flop
>
<
it turned out that we were both wrong
>
b. to become in maturity <
nobody thought he'd turn out like this
>
c. end <
stories that turn out happily
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • turn out — {v.} 1. To make leave or go away. * /His father turned him out of the house./ * /If you don t behave, you will be turned out./ Compare: THROW OUT. 2. To turn inside out; empty. * /He turned out his pockets looking for the money./ * /Robbers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn out — {v.} 1. To make leave or go away. * /His father turned him out of the house./ * /If you don t behave, you will be turned out./ Compare: THROW OUT. 2. To turn inside out; empty. * /He turned out his pockets looking for the money./ * /Robbers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Turn-out — n.; pl. {Turn outs}. 1. The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; opposed to lockout. [1913 Webster] 2. A short side track on a railroad, whi …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turn out — [v1] equip; produce accouter, appoint, arm, bear, bring out, build, clothe, dress, fabricate, finish, fit, fit out*, furnish, make, manufacture, outfit, process, put out, rig*, rig out*, yield; concepts 167,205,234 turn out [v2] get out of bed… …   New thesaurus

  • turn|out — «TURN OWT», noun. 1. a gathering of people; assemblage: »There was a good turnout at the picnic. 2. the quantity produced, as by an industry, shop, or machine; total product; output; yield. 3. a wide place in a narrow road, where vehicles can… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn out — ► turn out 1) extinguish (an electric light). 2) produce (something). 3) empty (one s pockets). 4) prove to be the case. 5) eject or expel from a place. 6) go somewhere to attend a meeting, vote, play in a game, etc. 7) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • turn out — (for (something)) to come, appear, or be present for something. A lot of students turned out for the demonstration. The last time she performed here the whole town turned out …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn out — (something) to produce or make something. Which university turns out the most successful scientists? The factory is turning the dolls out as fast as it can …   New idioms dictionary

  • Turn-out — (engl., spr. Törrn aut, d.i. das Herausgehen), 1) in England das Arbeitseinstellen der Fabrikarbeiter in Masse; vgl. Strike; 2) (Turnout tracks), die Ausweicheplätze auf Eisenbahnen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Turn-out — (engl., spr. törn aut, »Ausrücken, Herausgehen«), in England die Einstellung der Arbeit durch Fabrikarbeiter in Masse, »Ausstand« …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • turn out — index deport (banish), depose (remove), discharge (dismiss), disinherit, dislodge, dismiss ( …   Law dictionary

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