One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Eject or expel someone from a place.‘his landlord could turn him out at any time’
throw out, put out, eject, evictView synonyms
- ‘I will turn you out of my house and send you back to your father.’
- ‘In their arrogance they assumed that no landlord would ever try to turn them out.’
- ‘Her brother turns her out of the house.’
- ‘The voters would turn him out of office the minute the war was over.’
- ‘He's dangerous and immoral and deserves to be turned out at the next election.’
- ‘He wouldn't be surprised if his uncle turned him out tomorrow.’
- ‘He takes everything and turns me out on the streets.’
- ‘You would regret turning me out’
- ‘This time I've got a clear preference that the incumbent be turned out, and a clear threshold difference with the Libertarian.’
- ‘One could imagine him twirling his moustache and turning his confrères out of the house into the snow for non-payment of rent, but this did not seem quite appropriate for a corporate lawyer who is aiming to steal the hero's company.’
Call a guard from the guardroom.
- ‘The local magistrate read the riot act and 2nd Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment was turned out to clear the area.’
- ‘All of the Royal Guard was turned out for the Jovian envoys and he was in charge of it all.’
3be turned outBe dressed in the manner specified.‘she was smartly turned out and as well groomed as always’
- ‘Ballinkillen's under-10 team were turned out in style at the county blitz finals against Carlow town recently in their brand new jerseys that were sponsored by a local Borris business.’
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