Definition of turn away phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

turn away

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

turn somebodyaway (from something)

 
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to refuse to allow somebody to enter a place Hundreds of people were turned away from the stadium (= because it was full). They had nowhere to stay so I couldn't turn them away.
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