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2 definitions found
 for turn away
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  turn away
      v 1: move so as not face somebody or something
      2: turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of
         interest [syn: deflect, bend, turn away]
      3: refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of
         fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
         [syn: reject, turn down, turn away, refuse] [ant:
         admit, allow in, intromit, let in]
      4: turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King
         entered" [syn: avert, turn away]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "turn away":
     abjure, avert, bear off, blunt, bow out, brush aside, bundle,
     bundle off, chill, chuck, chuck out, contemn, contradict, cool,
     damp, dampen, decline, deflect, deny, despise, deter, disaffect,
     disapprove, discard, disclaim, discount, discourage, disdain,
     disincline, disinterest, dismiss, disown, disregard, distract,
     divert, draw aside, ease off, edge off, except, exclude, fly off,
     forswear, gee, give the air, give the gate, glance, glance off,
     go off, haw, head off, hustle out, ignore, indispose, jib,
     make way for, move aside, pack off, pass by, pass up, push aside,
     put off, quench, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to consider,
     reject, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, scout, send away,
     send off, send packing, sheer off, shove aside, shove away,
     show the door, show the gate, shunt, shy, shy off, side, sidestep,
     sidetrack, sidle, spurn, steer clear of, step aside, switch,
     throw away, throw out, turn aside, turn back, turn from, turn off,
     turn out, veer off, waive, wean from
  
  

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