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English definition of “turn (sb) against sb/sth”

turn (sb) against sb/sth

phrasal verb with turn     /tɜːn/ US  /tɝːn/ verb
to start not to like or agree with someone or something, or to make someone do this: After six years of fighting public opinion has turned against the war. The girl's natural father claimed that her stepfather was turning her against him.Not liking
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