turn against someone

turn against (someone) to change from supporting to opposing someone.

A lot of his supporters turned against him.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • turn against someone — BECOME HOSTILE TO, take a dislike to. → turn …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn against — 1. To use to the injury of 2. To render hostile to 3. To rebel against • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * turn against (or turn someone against) become (or cause someone to become) hostile toward public opinion turned against him * * * turn against [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn against — (someone) to change from supporting to opposing someone. A lot of his supporters turned against him …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms turn against : present tense I/you/we/they turn against he/she/it turns against present participle turning against past tense turned against past participle turned against a) turn against someone/something to… …   English dictionary

  • turn against — PHR V ERG If you turn against someone or something, or if you are turned against them, you stop supporting them, trusting them, or liking them. [V P n] A kid I used to be friends with turned against me after being told that I d been insulting him …   English dictionary

  • turn someone against someone — turn (someone/something) against (someone/something) to cause someone or something to oppose someone or something else. He took all of our proposals and turned them against us. Advisors have been trying to turn the president against increased… …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn something against someone — turn (someone/something) against (someone/something) to cause someone or something to oppose someone or something else. He took all of our proposals and turned them against us. Advisors have been trying to turn the president against increased… …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn — turn1 [ tɜrn ] verb *** ▸ 1 change position ▸ 2 change direction ▸ 3 make circular movement ▸ 4 do/become something else ▸ 5 become particular age ▸ 6 move page to other side ▸ 7 about stomach ▸ 8 milk: become sour ▸ 9 affect game/fight ▸ 10… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • turn — [tʉrn] vt. [ME turnen < OE turnian & OFr turner, tourner, both < L tornare, to turn in a lathe, turn < tornus, lathe < Gr tornos, lathe, carpenter s compasses, akin to terein, to bore through: for IE base see THROW] I to cause to… …   English World dictionary

  • turn someone against something — turn (someone/something) against (someone/something) to cause someone or something to oppose someone or something else. He took all of our proposals and turned them against us. Advisors have been trying to turn the president against increased… …   New idioms dictionary

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