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turn to sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with turn   /tɜːn/ us    /tɝːn/
B2 to ask a person or organization for help or support: Without someone to turn to for advice, making the most appropriate choice can be difficult. Her family lived a long way away, and she had no one to turn to.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 求助於……
in Chinese (Simplified) 求助于……
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