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turn sth out

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

mainly UK 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.
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turn sth out

phrasal verb with turn uk   us   /tɜːn/ verb [I or T]
PRODUCTION to ​produce or make something, often in large ​quantities: The ​factory couldn't ​turn out enough ​units to ​meet the Christmas ​demand.
(Definition of turn sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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