(preposition) to change or cause to change one's attitude so as to become hostile or to retaliate
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Idioms and Phrases with turn against
Become or make antagonistic to, as in Adolescents often turn against their parents, but only temporarily, or She turned him against his colleagues by telling him they were spying on him. [First half of 1800s]
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