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    turn over

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "turned over" in the following context:

    a prisoner is speaking to his wife who came to visit him saying:
    "They have moved me to a new block and I get turned over day and night. If not by them buggers, by them..."

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: turn over

    It almost certainly means "robbed".

    Edit: It's slang. I think I know it from watching British crime dramas.

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    Re: turn over

    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    It almost certainly means "robbed".

    Edit: It's slang. I think I know it from watching British crime dramas.

    It is a british movie yes called "sitting target". but how can he be robbed in the prison? he is a prisoner! Can you explain more?

    Thanks.

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    Re: turn over

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    It is a british movie yes called "sitting target". but how can he be robbed in the prison? he is a prisoner! Can you explain more?

    Thanks.
    I have never been to prison, but I understand that prisoners can still own some things like cigarettes, magazines and food.

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    Re: turn over

    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    I have never been to prison, but I understand that prisoners can still own some things like cigarettes, magazines and food.

    Yes, but who will ROB in the prison?!

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    #6

    Re: turn over

    I think in this situation "turned over" means having his cell searched by prison officers.

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    Re: turn over

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I think in this situation "turned over" means having his cell searched by prison officers.

    That suits the context best. Thanks a lot. I just couldn't find it in any dictionary.

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