Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb turn_away

4 senses of turn away

Sense 1
turn away -- (move so as not face somebody or something)
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 2
deflect, bend, turn away -- (turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest)
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 3
reject, turn down, turn away, refuse -- (refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs")

Sense 4
avert, turn away -- (turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

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