turn away from (someone or something)

turn away from (someone or something)

1. To abandon, quit, or disown someone or something. I know that many people are turning away from the traditional political parties because they feel like they aren't adequately represented by either. I turned away from the police force due to the corruption I encountered every day.
2. To cause someone to abandon, quit, or disown someone or something. In this usage, a name, noun, or pronoun can be used between "turn" and "away." The ugliness of the last election turned many people away from politics for good. Extremely high prices have been turning away would-be home owners from buying property in the area.
See also: away, turn