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turn someone out

1. Lit. to send someone out of somewhere. I didn't pay my rent, so the manager turned me out. I'm glad it's not winter. I'd hate to turn out someone in the snow.
2. Fig. to train or produce someone with certain skills or talents. The state law school turns lawyers out by the dozen. A committee accused the state university of turning out too many veterinarians.
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turn something out

1. to manufacture or produce something in numbers. The factory turns too few cars out. The factory turns out about seventy-five cars a day.
2. to turn off a light. Please turn the hall light out. Turn out the light.
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turn out (all right)

 and pan out; work out (all right)
to end satisfactorily. I hope everything turns out all right. Oh, yes. It'll all pan out. Things usually work out, no matter how bad they seem.
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turn out (that)

to happen; to end up; to result. After it was all over, it turned out that both of us were pleased with the bargain. Have you heard how the game turned out?
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turn out

(for something) [for people, especially an audience] to [leave home to] attend some event. A lot of people turned out for our meeting. Almost all the residents turned out for the meeting.
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turn out

[for something] to aim outward. Her toes turned out just right for a ballet dancer. The legs of the chair turned out just a little, adding a bit of stability.
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turn out

somehow to end in a particular way, such as well, badly, all right, etc. I hope everything turns out all right. The party did not turn out well.
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turn out

1. Shut off, as in He turned out the light. [Late 1800s]
2. Arrive or assemble for an event, as in A large number of voters turned out for the rally. [Mid-1700s]
3. Produce, as in They turn out three thousand cars a month. [Mid-1700s]
4. Be found to be in the end; also, end up, result, as in The rookie turned out to be a fine fielder, or The cake didn't turn out very well. [First half of 1700s] Also see turn out all right.
5. Equip, outfit, as in The bride was turned out beautifully. [First half of 1800s]
6. Get out of bed, as in Come on, children; time to turn out. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
7. Evict, expel, as in The landlord turned out his tenant. [Early 1500s]
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turn out

1. To turn some light off: We turned out the lights. I turned the light out.
2. To arrive or assemble, as for a public event or entertainment: Many protesters have turned out for the rally.
3. To produce something, as by a manufacturing process; make something: The assembly line turns out 100 cars every hour. The artist turns a new painting out every week.
4. To be found to be something, as after experience or trial: The rookie turned out to be the team's best hitter. It turns out that he knew about the crime all along.
5. To end up; result: The cake turned out beautifully.
6. To equip someone or something; outfit someone or something. Used chiefly in the passive: The troops were turned out lavishly. They were turned out in brilliant colors.
7. To get out of bed: We turned out before the sun was up.
8. To get someone out of bed: The babysitter turned the children out at 8:00.
9. To evict someone; expel someone: The landlord turned out the tenants. The hotel turned the rowdy guests out.
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A nation who are not allowed a vote on the EU, and is it any wonder when it comes to a general election, there are cries from Parliament that there are low turn outs of voters, and still this Government does not get the message.
A number of wards had significantly high turn outs and we have thousands of postal votes returned today, which meant we had two more stages to process.
The country has witnessed popular presidential and primary elections, low turn outs in local elections, a bit like Britain, with significant female participation.
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One of the biggest turn outs was in Leamington (above and below, left) where around 1,000 people gathered in The Parade.
Elections are part of a democratic, civilised society and we should use our democratic right, that is why I believe the Australian voting system which has turn outs of 90%-plus, (although it is compulsory to vote) has a lot to be said for it.
Because of low voter turn outs for the elections only four per cent of the total electorate needs to vote for them for their candidate, Simon Derby, to get a seat,' he said.
Liverpool Yacht Club are enjoying big turn outs for their Late Autumn Offshore Class Series on the River Mersey and many of the crews are from the Wirral,writes Andrew Strat-ton.