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turn against


(preposition) to change or cause to change one's attitude so as to become hostile or to retaliate


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renounce, defy, revolt, secede, resist, overthrow, mutiny, remonstrate, riot, combat, dissent, disobey, upset, denounce, censure, fight, boycott, criticize, oppose, strike

Nearby words

turn, turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear, turn a hair, not, turn a trick, turn against, turn and bank indicator, turn around, turn around one's finger, turn away, turn back
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Idioms and Phrases with turn against

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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