Definition of unturned in US English:



  • 1Not turned.

    ‘unturned soil’
    • ‘No stone should be left unturned in bringing those responsible for these deplorable attacks to justice.’
    • ‘We are all accountable, especially me, and no stone will be left unturned to make sure we act like a team with championship ambitions.’
    • ‘We are determined as a government to deal with this issue, and to ensure that no stone is left unturned in our efforts to see approved projects successfully and expeditiously completed.’
    • ‘Thanks again to you all for your overwhelming support and be assured that no stone will be left unturned to overrule this bizarre decision by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.’
    • ‘As for the outcome, there's little doubt no stone was left unturned in the search for the crack.’
    • ‘With stints on the pipes for Deaf Shepherd, the Battlefield Band and Kate Rusby, Macdonald is on the frontline of extending traditional music into new territories and will leave no musical genre unturned in order to get the crowd dancing.’
    • ‘It was also an exhaustive investigation and I believe that no stone was left unturned in our pursuit of the truth behind what happened to Stephen back in July 2003.’
    • ‘We have looked into every possible avenue and we won't rest until every stone has been unturned.’
    • ‘You do not leave any stone unturned in investigating an incident like this because of the potential of what might have happened.’
    • ‘They have trained well this year with no stone unturned, to get them in shape, however there are still a number of key players fighting to have themselves injury free on the day.’
    • ‘You have got to be thorough and methodical, making sure you don't leave any stone unturned.’
    • ‘The law enforcement officers here have worked tirelessly and dedicated themselves to solving this case, and they have not left any stone unturned.’
    • ‘Thompson's gospel has pretty much always been to be as outrageous as humanly possible, to offend as many as possible and to leave nothing sacred unturned.’
    • ‘From Mae West to Charlie Chaplin to Mata Hari, she leaves no performer unturned in this exhaustive, accessible-yet-scholarly probe into the unique and sexy Burlesque universe.’
    • ‘No stone was left unturned to make them feel truly welcome and they richly deserved every token of friendship as their constant smiles brought out the very best in everyone.’
    • ‘There's not a stone that's going to be left unturned as to what our abilities are.’
    • ‘Put it this way though, no stone, no matter how small, will go unturned in our pursuit of this thing.’
    • ‘We need to make sure that no stone is left unturned in maximising the value of this event for Waterford and the South East.’
    • ‘Leaving no pixel unturned, entrepreneurial genius has found endless ways to innovate on behalf of the eternal quest for more capital.’
    • ‘It is a top priority and no stone must be left unturned in trying to seek a use for this building, which reflects its importance in Swindon's history in the past 150-years.’
  • 2(of a wooden object) not shaped on a lathe.

    • ‘For the crib, choose slatted or unturned posts.’