Meaning: If someone turns you away, they don't allow you to enter a place.Synonym: send away, refuse entry to
- turn sb away They turned us away at the door because we didn't have tickets.
- turn away sb Doormen at five star hotels sometimes turn away people who aren't properly dressed.
- be turned away Several protesters were turned away by security guards when they tried to enter the meeting.
An embassy official turned him away at the gate because he didn't have any