What is the meaning of turn over?


  • Place into the hands or custody of.
    • usage: "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
  • Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position.
    • usage: "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"
  • Move by turning over or rotating.
    • usage: "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
  • Turn up, loosen, or remove earth.
    • usage: "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
  • Do business worth a certain amount of money.
    • usage: "The company turns over ten million dollars a year"
  • Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of.
    • usage: "turn a page of a book"
  • Turn from an upright or normal position.
    • usage: "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
  • Turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse.
    • usage: "flip over the pork chop"; "turn over the pancakes"
  • Think about carefully; weigh.
    • usage: "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
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APAWordNet. (2010). turn over. Retrieved February 16, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/turn_over/definitions/1317701
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