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English definition of “turn sth over”

turn sth over

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

(USE)

to use or allow something to be used for a different purpose: Grants are being offered to farmers who agree to turn over their land to woodland and forests.Using and misusing

(THINK)

to think about something for a period of time: His father had been turning the idea over in his mind for some time.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of turn sth over phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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