English version

turn over

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishturn over phrasal verb1 turn something over to somebodyRESPONSIBLE to give someone the right to own something, or to make someone responsible for dealing with something He’ll turn the shop over to his son when he retires.turn the matter/problem/responsibility etc over to somebody I’m turning the project over to you.2 turn something over to something to use land, a building etc for a different purpose There is a new plan to turn the land over to wind farming.3 turn somebody over to somebodySCGIVE to take a criminal to the police or another official organization Suspected terrorists are immediately turned over to the law.4 turn over somethingB if a business turns over a particular amount of money, it earns that amount in a particular period of time Within ten years the theme park was turning over £20 million. turnover5 if an engine turns over, or if someone turns it over, it starts to work The engine turned over twice and then stopped.6 British EnglishTURN to turn a page in a book or a sheet of paper to the opposite side Turn over and look at the next page.7 British EnglishTCB to change to another channel on a television Can we turn over? There’s a film I want to see.8 turn something over British English to search a place thoroughly or steal things from it, making it very untidy Burglars had been in and turned the whole house over. turn over a new leaf at leaf1(3), → turn something over in your mind at mind1(17) turn→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
turn overThe bed squeaks every time I turn over.She turned the envelope over and began making notes on the back.The car smashed into the post, turned over, and burst into flames.Turn over and I'll give you a massage.He opened his eyes and turned over on his side, facing her.The train was travelling so fast that when it came off the rails it turned over onto its roof.The children were turning over the rocks to see what was underneath.Do not turn your exam papers over until I tell you to.turn something over to somebodyI turned him over to find he was already dead.Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.turn something over to somethingI turned him over to find he was already dead.Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.turn somebody over to somebodyI turned him over to find he was already dead.Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.
From Longman Business Dictionaryturn over something phrasal verb [transitive] if a business turns over a particular amount of money, it makes that amount in a particular period of timeWe were turning over $2000 a week when business was good. see also turnover turn→ See Verb table
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Verb table
turn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyturn
he, she, itturns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyturned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave turned
he, she, ithas turned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad turned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill turn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have turned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam turning
he, she, itis turning
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you, we, theyare turning
Past
I, he, she, itwas turning
you, we, theywere turning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been turning
he, she, ithas been turning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been turning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be turning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been turning
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