Turn something around = to change someone’s words/meaning e.g. I didn’t actually say that. He turned my words around.
Turn around = to move so that you are facing another direction. e.g. Turn around so I can see how short she cut your hair at the back.
Turn someone away = to refuse entry to someone due to lack of space e.g. We arrived at the restaurant when it was full and they turned us away.
Turn someone away = to refuse to help e.g. He came to ask me for money and I turned him away.
Turn back = to change your plans e.g. There is no turning back now. We signed the contract.
Turn someone/something down = to refuse an offer/request e.g. I had to turn that job down as the salary they were offering wasn’t good enough.
Turn something down = to reduce the volume/heat e.g. I think the rice is almost ready. Can you please turn down the flame?
Turn someone in/over = to take a criminal to the police e.g. They turned themselves in after six months as they were tired of being on the run.
Turn someone/something into someone/something = to change and become different e.g. At midnight Cinderella turned into a poor girl again.
Turn something off/on = to make a machine stop/start working e.g. Can you turn off the lights when you leave the office?
Turn off something = to leave a road you are driving on e.g. You need to turn off the main road once you drive past the supermarket.
Turn someone off/on something = to make someone not interested/interested in something e.g. My maths teacher completely turned me off the subject.
Turn out = to happen in a certain way e.g. My shopping trip to Dubai turned out just as I had expected.
Turn something out = to produce a product e.g. We turn out about 2.000 mobile phones a month.
Turn to someone = to ask for help/advice/sympathy e.g. Whenever I have a problem I turn to my parents.
Turn something up = to increase the amount e.g. Can you turn up the volume? I can’t hear very well.
Turn up = to arrive e.g. We turned up at 8pm.
Turn up = an unexpected opportunity e.g. I needed a part-time job and luckily this opening turned up.