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“turn out” in British English

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

“turn out” in American English

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turn out

phrasal verb with turn us /tɜrn/ verb

(RESULT)

to happen or become known 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.

(Definition of “turn out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)