turn out

turn out

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To result; end up.
    I had hoped our first meeting would turn out better.
  2. (intransitive, by ellipsis) To succeed; work out; turn out well.
    I'm afraid the cake didn't turn out.
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic) To attend; show up.
    Hundreds of people turned out to see the parade.
  4. (transitive, idiomatic) To extinguish a light or other device
    Turn out the lights before you leave.
  5. (intransitive, idiomatic) To become apparent or known, especially (as) it turns out
    It turns out that he just made a lucky guess.
  6. (transitive, idiomatic) To produce; make.
    The bakery turns out three hundred pies each day.
  7. (intransitive) To leave a road.
    Turn out at the third driveway.
  8. (transitive) To remove from a mould, bowl etc.
    Turn out the dough onto a board and shape it.
  9. (transitive, idiomatic) To refuse service or shelter; to eject or evict.
    The hotel staff hastened to turn out the noisy drunk.
    The poor family were turned out of their lodgings at only an hour's notice.
  10. (sex, transitive, slang) To convince a person (usually a woman) to become a prostitute.
    • 2008, Joseph B. Haggerty, Sr., Shame: The Story of a Pimp (page 361)
      Like I told you, I'm still turning this one bitch out. […] Sunday is three days away, if you ain't turned her out by then she ain't worth it.
    • 2012, Eyes . . . JB, If I Should Die Tonight: The Untold Stories (page 18)
      The nigga that turned her out was named Derek “Sweets” D. I despised that pimping motherfucker with passion.
  11. (sex, transitive, prison slang) To rape; to coerce an otherwise heterosexual individual into performing a homosexual role.
  12. (transitive) To put (cattle) out to pasture.
  13. (intransitive) To leave one's work to take part in a strike.
  14. (intransitive, colloquial) To get out of bed; get up.
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