1Change the position of one's body when lying down so that one is facing in the opposite direction.
- ‘Tess turned over and smiled as she met his eyes’
- 1.1turn something over, turn over somethingMove something so that it is upside down or in the opposite position.
- ‘we waited in suspense for him to turn the cards over’
2(of an engine) start or continue to run properly.
- ‘the engine turned over when we tried it with the starter handle’
- 2.1turn something over, turn over somethingCause an engine to run.
- ‘remember to turn the engine over occasionally in the cold weather’
3turn something over, turn over something(of a business) have a turnover of a specified amount.‘last year the company turned over $12 million’
- ‘He said Concorde, founded 25 years ago which turns over around £3.5 million a year, was enjoying great success in the spooling market.’
- ‘AWG Developments, which turns over in excess of £150m per year, employs around 200 people, mainly in Scotland.’
- ‘This already turns over £45m and employs 80 people.’
- ‘Australia's textile, clothing and footwear industry turns over $9 billion a year.’
- ‘Do we want to pay up to 300,000 for a shop that only turns over 20,000 a week?’
- ‘Today, Freshgrowers turns over about £10m and accounts for about ten per cent of the UK's carrot production.’
- ‘James is the executive chairman of a diverse media and gaming empire which turns over almost $3 billion a year.’
- ‘Now the bazaars are packed, traffic jams are common, mobile phones are everywhere and the money market turns over $10 million each week.’
- ‘Not bad for a profitable 20-person business that turns over £2.2 million.’
- ‘Further education is now big business, and the College turns over 34m a year.’
4Change to another channel while watching television.‘I turned over to watch the debate’
- ‘With a spin of the crank handle the engine turns over easily and off she rattles on her iron tyres.’
- ‘Once the engine turns over, it's off to the races.’
- ‘It shakes and rattles as the engine turns over.’
- ‘The engines may kick back if the ignition is turned on before the engines start turning over.’
- ‘As soon as he heard the Jeep engine turn over, he bent over the sink and spat the medicine out.’
- ‘The engine ground a couple of times, then turned over with a growl I hadn't heard for a long time.’
- ‘The engine whined but didn't turn over, and she felt blood trickle from her lip as she bit back a screaming tantrum.’
5turn something over, turn over somethinginformal Rob a place.
burgle, steal from, hold up, break intoView synonyms
- ‘what about that girl's bedroom that got turned over?’