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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 particular result, especially an unexpected one: As events turned out, we were right to have decided to leave early. How did the recipe turn out?B2 to be known or discovered finally and surprisingly: [+ to infinitive] The truth turned out to be stranger than we had expected. [+ that] It turns out that she had known him when they were children.
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B2 If people turn out for an event, they go to be there or to watch: Thousands of people turned out to welcome the England team home.
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