turn away from (someone or something)

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turn (one) away from (someone or something)

To cause one to abandon, quit, disown, or be repelled or repulsed by someone or something. The ugliness of the last election turned many people away from politics for good. Extremely high prices have been turning would-be homeowners away from buying property in the area.
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turn away from (someone or something)

1. Literally, to turn one's body, head, or eyes in a different direction than someone or something, typically to avoid facing or looking at them. I turned away from the couple as they started fighting in front of me. Don't turn away from me—look me in the eye!
2. 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.
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President Barack Obama's administration has replaced the term "pivot," which implies a turn away from something, with "rebalancing." This change reflects a recognition that China's increasing economic dominance does not negate the importance of the European Union, which remains the world's largest economic entity and a leading source of economic innovation, not to mention values like the protection of human rights.
I can understand why these jelly rubber toys are so popular who's going to turn away from something that not only feels more lifelike but also comes at a more reasonable price than other toys?