Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
What is the pronunciation of turn sth out?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Emptying, but you might be interested in these topics from the Full and empty topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “turn sth out” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More