turn away

turn away(
tuhrn
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to reject)
a. rechazar
If you turn away this opportunity, you may never get another like it.Si rechazas esta oportunidad, a lo mejor nunca tendrás otra parecida.
b. prohibir la entrada
They'll turn you away at the concert if they find out that the tickets were scalped.Les prohibirán la entrada en el concierto si se enteran de que los boletos fueron revendidos.
2. (to point in another direction)
a. apartar
The manager interviewing me turned her face away to hide her laughter when I said how much I wanted to be paid.La gerente que me entrevistaba apartó la cara para ocultar la risa cuando le dije cuánto quería que me pagaran.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to move away from)
a. alejarse
The spoiled child turned away and started to pout.El niño mimado se alejó y echó a enfurruñarse.
b. apartarse
Everyone turned away when they saw that the store had closed permanently.Todos se apartaron cuando vieron que la tienda se había cerrado permanentemente.
4. (to move so as to not look at something)
a. apartar la vista
Alba turned away in embarrassment when all of the other dancers began changing their clothes in front of her.Alba apartó la vista avergonzada cuando todas las otras bailarinas empezaron a cambiarse la ropa delante ella.
b. desviar la mirada
I'm kind of a scaredy cat. I always turn away for the gory parts in movies.Soy un miedoso. Siempre desvío la mirada en las partes sangrientas de las películas.
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turn away
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (refuse entry)
a. prohibir la entrada a
2. (reject)
a. rechazar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (look away)
a. desviar la mirada
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turn away
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
apartarse;from de
to turn away (from)
I turned away in disgust me aparté lleno de asco
transitive verb
1 (move) [+eyes, head, gun] desviar; apartar
2 (reject) [+person, offer, business, customer] rechazar
They've got so much work they're turning business away The stadium was full and we were turned away at the gates
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