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    a few connotations of "turn out"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Thousands turn out for Iranian ayatollah's funeral.

    Everybody turned out for the big parade.

    Many boys turned out for football practice.

    turn out = arrive or assemble for an event; to come or go out to see or do something

    His father turned him out of the house.

    If you don't behave, you will be turned out.

    turn out = to make leave or go away

    He turned out his pockets looking for the money.

    Robbers turned out all the drawers in the house in a search for jewels.

    turn out = to turn inside out; empty

    The printing press turns out a thousand books an hour.

    Sally can turn out a cake in no time.

    Martin turns out a poem each week for the school paper.

    turn out = to make; produce

    At camp the boys had to turn out early and go to bed early too.

    turn out = to get out of bed

    The noise turned out to be just the dog scratching at the door.

    Her guess turned out to be right.

    Everything turned out all right.

    The cake didn't turn out very well.

    turn out = to prove to be; be in the end; be found to be

    Please turn out the lights.

    turn out = to make (a light) go out

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Re: a few connotations of "turn out"

    (Not a teacher)

    Those are all spot on.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "turn out"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Thousands turn out for Iranian ayatollah's funeral.

    Everybody turned out for the big parade.

    Many boys turned out for football practice.

    turn out = arrive or assemble for an event; to come or go out to see or do something

    His father turned him out of the house.

    If you don't behave, you will be turned out.

    turn out = to make leave or go away

    He turned out his pockets looking for the money.

    Robbers turned out all the drawers in the house in a search for jewels.

    turn out = to turn inside out; empty

    The printing press turns out a thousand books an hour.

    Sally can turn out a cake in no time.

    Martin turns out a poem each week for the school paper.

    turn out = to make; produce

    At camp the boys had to turn out early and go to bed early too.

    turn out = to get out of bed

    The noise turned out to be just the dog scratching at the door.

    Her guess turned out to be right.

    Everything turned out all right.

    The cake didn't turn out very well.

    turn out = to prove to be; be in the end; be found to be

    Please turn out the lights.

    turn out = to make (a light) go out

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Varied uses presented with fine examples more than adequate. Still you can add one more:
    outfit or equip (somebidy): The actors were turned out lavishly

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