turn out

turn out(
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 turn off)
a. apagar (light)
She said her prayers every night before she turned out the light.Rezaba sus oraciones todas las noches antes de apagar la luz.
2. (to force to leave)
a. echar
My parents turned me out of the house because I wouldn't get a job.Mi padres me echaron de la casa porque no quise buscar un trabajo.
3. (to empty)
a. vaciar
She desperately turned out the drawer in search of her mother's ring.Desesperadamente vació el cajón en busca del anillo de su madre.
b. desmoldar (cake)
After the cake cools, we're going to turn it out onto a plate.Después de que se enfríe el pastel, vamos a desmoldarlo en un plato.
4. (to produce)
a. producir
The university has turned out some of the country's best doctors.La universidad ha producido algunos de los mejores médicos del país.
5. (to summon)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(military, police)
The dictator turned out the army as soon as he found out about the rebellion.El dictador hizo entrar en acción el ejército en cuanto supo de la rebelión.
The state government turned out the National Guard to provide hurricane relief.El gobierno estatal llamó a la Guardia Nacional para que auxiliara a las víctimas del huracán.
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
6. (to be the result)
a. resultar
The knight didn't turn out to be the benevolent hero I was hoping for.El caballero no resultó ser el héroe benévolo que esperaba.
b. salir
I was worried after the dress rehearsal, but opening night turned out really well.Estaba preocupado después del ensayo general, pero el estreno salió muy bien.
The essay I wrote turned out amazing. I'm a genius!El ensayo que escribí me salió superbién. ¡Soy un crack!
c. quedar
I made mole and it turned out really salty. - Hmm, if you add some potatoes, they might soak up the salt.Hice mole y me quedó muy salado. - Hmm, si le pones unas papas, puede que absorban la sal.
7. (to appear)
a. acudir
The whole town turned out to see the newly arrived sheriff.El pueblo entero acudió a ver al comisario recién llegado.
b. presentarse
About 15,000 people turned out for Mother Theresa's funeral.Aproximadamente 15,000 personas se presentaron para el funeral de la Madre Teresa.
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turn out
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. (eject)
a. echar
2. (pocket, container)
a. vaciar
3. (light)
a. apagar
4. (gas)
a. cerrar
5. (produce)
a. producir
to be well turned outir muy arreglado(a)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (appear, attend)
a. acudir, presentarse
7. (result)
a. salir
to t out well/badlysalir bien/mal
he turned out to be a cousin of mineresultó ser primo mío
it turns out that…resulta que…
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turn out
1 (appear) aparecer
Lots of people turned out to say goodbye to her
2 (attend) [+troops] presentarse; [+doctor] atender
to turn out for a meeting asistir a una reunión
3 (prove) resultar
it turned out that ... resultó (ser) que ...
It turned out that he was a vegetarian
it turns out to be harder than we thought resulta más difícil de lo que pensábamos
It turned out to be true/wrong/false He turned out to be an excellent neighbour
4 (transpire) salir
It all depends how things turn out
how are things turning out? ¿cómo van las cosas?; it turned out well/badly salió bien/mal; as it turns out I already have one da la casualidad de que ya tengo uno; as it turned out, nobody went al final no fue nadie; it's turned out nice again [+weather] vuelve a hacer bueno
The forecast was for rain but it's turned out nice again, hasn't it?
5 (point outwards)
his toes turn out tiene los dedos de los pies levantados
transitive verb
1 [+appliance, light] apagar; [+gas] cortar
2 (produce) [+goods] producir
the college turns out good secretaries el colegio produce buenas secretarias
3 (empty) [+pockets] vaciar; (tip out) [+cake] sacar;
4 (clean out) [+room] limpiar
5 (expel) [+person] expulsar; echar
they turned him out of the house lo expulsaron or echaron de la casa
6 [+guard, police] llamar
to be well turned out [+person] ir elegante or bien vestido
to turn one's toes out caminar con los dedos de los pies levantados
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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