Definition of turn out in English:

turn out

phrasal verb

  • 1Prove to be the case.

    ‘the job turned out to be beyond his rather limited abilities’
    • ‘It turns out there is a job available.’
    • ‘This turns out to be a hard job, as the island seems to be inhabited only by shepherds and smugglers.’
    • ‘Holding down two jobs and doing a part time course hasn't turned out to be very good planning on my part.’
    • ‘That may turn out not prove to be quite so beneficial as it first appears.’
    • ‘There is, as it turns out, absolutely nothing to prove that the burglars were ever in the house.’
    • ‘This turns out to be one of those jobs that you don't think better of until it's way too late.’
    • ‘Much that was Greek, especially much that was Platonic, was imported into Christianity in its first centuries; but even more impressive is what was turned out.’
    • ‘it turns out the pub is closed at the weekend.’
    • ‘The new year is hardly turning out to be happy.’
    • ‘As it turns out, she is looking for a new job.’
    transpire, prove to be the case, emerge, come to light, become known, become apparent, be revealed, be disclosed
    happen, occur, come about
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  • 2Go somewhere in order to attend a meeting, vote, play in a game, etc.

    ‘over 75 per cent of the electorate turned out to vote’
    • ‘Squires is a popular meeting point for bikers with thousands turning out on weekends during the busy summer riding season.’
    • ‘Cotswold people are urged to support their cottage hospitals by turning out to a public meeting next week.’
    • ‘He suggested that they should be paid for turning out to vote.’
    • ‘The supporters have been turning out in force.’
    • ‘The entire population of Radcliffe appeared to turn out for the town's annual carnival.’
    • ‘They may even encourage more than half of the electorate to turn out and vote four years from now.’
    • ‘They aren't the only old stars turning out for the meeting.’
    • ‘Since 1988, Canadians have been turning out to vote in steadily decreasing numbers.’
    • ‘It is hoped that people will support this very worthy cause by turning out to watch what will be a unique game of football.’
    • ‘In this sense, turning out to vote is always partly a question of attachment to a general sense of civic duty.’
    come, go, be present, attend, put in an appearance, appear, turn up, arrive
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