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Phrasal Verbs

turn away

This page is about the phrasal verb turn away

Meaning

If someone turns you away, they don't allow you to enter a place.

Synonym

send away, refuse entry to

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

An embassy official turned him away at the gate because he didn't have any

a. identification

b. spare cash

c. weapons

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