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English definition of “turn sth out”

turn sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with turn   /tɜːn/ us    /tɝːn/

(PRODUCE)

to produce or make something, often quickly or in large amounts: They turn out thousands of these games every week.

(EMPTY)

If you turn out a container or the things in it, you empty it completely: We turned out all the cupboards and drawers and found things we hadn't seen for years.
(Definition of turn sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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