turn over
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to turn from an upright position ; overturn b. rotate <
turn over a stiff valve with a wrench
>
; also to cause (an internal combustion engine) to begin firing 2. to search (as clothes or papers) by lifting or moving one by one 3. to read or examine (as a book) slowly or idly 4. deliver, surrender <
I'm turning the job over to you
>
; also to lose possession of <
turned the ball over three times
>
5. a. to receive and dispose of (a stock of merchandise) b. to do business to the amount of <
turning over $1000 a week
>
intransitive verb 1. upset, capsize 2. a. rotate b. of an engine to have crankshaft rotation especially by external means (as by a starter) <
the engine turned over but didn't start
>
3. a. of one's stomach to heave with nausea b. of one's heart to seem to leap or lurch convulsively with sudden fright

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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