turn away

turn away

  1. (intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
    • Thereat the Elfe did blush in priuitee, / And turnd his face away; but she the same / Dissembled faire, and faynd to ouersee.
  2. (intransitive) to bend or turn from a fixed course
  3. (transitive) to refuse to admit someone
  4. (transitive) to avert or deflect something
    to turn away disaster
  5. (transitive, dated) to dismiss from service
    to turn away a servant
  • French: détourner
  • German: abweden
  • Russian: отвора́чиваться

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