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turn out

phrasal verb with turn uk   /tɜːn/  us   /tɝːn/ verb
  • (HAPPEN)

B2 to ​happen in a ​particular way or to have a ​particularresult, ​especially an ​unexpected one: As ​eventsturned out, we were ​right to have ​decided to ​leave early. How did the ​recipeturn out?B2 to be ​known or ​discoveredfinally and ​surprisingly: [+ to infinitive] The ​truthturned out to be ​stranger than we had ​expected. [+ that] Itturns out that she had ​known him when they were ​children.

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(Definition of turn out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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turn out

phrasal verb with turn  us   /tɜrn/ verb
  • (RESULT)

to ​happen or ​becomeknown to ​happen in a ​particular way: She ​assured him that everything would turn out all ​right. It turns out (that) Ray had ​borrowed the ​money from one of his ​students.

turn out

phrasal verb with turn  us   /tɜrn/ verb
  • (COME)

to come, ​appear, or be ​present: A lot of ​actors turned out for the ​audition.
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