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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Holding down two jobs and doing a part time course hasn't turned out to be very good planning on my part.’
    • ‘As it turns out, she is looking for a new job.’
    • ‘That may turn out not prove to be quite so beneficial as it first appears.’
    • ‘The new year is hardly turning out to be happy.’
    • ‘There is, as it turns out, absolutely nothing to prove that the burglars were ever in the house.’
    • ‘It turns out there is a job available.’
    • ‘it turns out the pub is closed at the weekend.’
    • ‘This turns out to be one of those jobs that you don't think better of until it's way too late.’
    • ‘This turns out to be a hard job, as the island seems to be inhabited only by shepherds and smugglers.’
    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’
    • ‘The supporters have been turning out in force.’
    • ‘He suggested that they should be paid for turning out to vote.’
    • ‘Since 1988, Canadians have been turning out to vote in steadily decreasing numbers.’
    • ‘Squires is a popular meeting point for bikers with thousands turning out on weekends during the busy summer riding season.’
    • ‘The entire population of Radcliffe appeared to turn out for the town's annual carnival.’
    • ‘It is hoped that people will support this very worthy cause by turning out to watch what will be a unique game of football.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In this sense, turning out to vote is always partly a question of attachment to a general sense of civic duty.’
    • ‘Cotswold people are urged to support their cottage hospitals by turning out to a public meeting next week.’
    come, go, be present, attend, put in an appearance, appear, turn up, arrive
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