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turn (away) (from someone or something)

to turn oneself to avoid someone or something. She turned away from me as I walked past, pretending not to see me. She turned from Ken and ran.

turn

1. in. to go over to the other side, as with a spy or a criminal turning into an informer. (Underworld.) Is there a chance that Bart would turn?
2. tv. to corrupt someone; to turn someone to a life of crime. Pete was trying to turn a young kid.
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A moment later Salensus Oll turned toward the black.
And then the black-bearded tyrant turned and cast a sudden greedy look upon Dejah Thoris, as though with the words a new thought and a new desire had sprung up within his mind and breast.
He turned again and looked upon Dejah Thoris, and then Thurid stepped quite close to him and whispered something in his ear--what, I know not.
Presently the yellow ruler turned to one of his officers.
Then he turned and left the garden, taking Dejah Thoris with him--his hand upon her shoulder.
whispered Jane Porter, and the young man turned to see her standing, wide-eyed and wondering, close beside him.
Jane did as he suggested and when he saw the door close safely behind them Clayton turned toward the jungle.
Philander, after much insistence on the part of the latter, had finally turned their steps toward camp, they were as completely lost in the wild and tangled labyrinth of the matted jungle as two human beings well could be, though they did not know it.
With this idea in mind she turned to search for some means of putting it into execution; but her first view of the interior of the cabin brought a shriek of terror to her lips, and like a frightened child the huge woman ran to bury her face on her mistress' shoulder.
Downward and downward the hideous apparition made its slow progress, until it stopped close over Agnes--stopped, and turned slowly, so that the face of it confronted the upturned face of the woman in the chair.
Any means the pilot may use to get turned around to intercept the final approach course inbound is fine, as long as the airplane remains in protected airspace (usually within 10 nautical miles of the FAF) and turns take the airplane on the protected side, i.
1 : to change in position usually by moving through an arc of a circle <They turned and walked away.
Both Jesus, in the reading from Matthew, and the prophet Joel are calling for people's hearts to be turned toward God.
The flight lead assumed the wingman had dropped back because he was having trouble keeping sight in the haze, so he turned his strobe and navigation lights to full bright.
13, 2003, Paul Bremer: ``They've turned the corner .