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turn someone


To cause a suspect to change his testimony and implicate others: We tried to turn Rowe, but he was too scared. He said he'd do life before he'd hand up his associates (1980s+ Police)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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