turn away

  1. to move or cause to move in a different direction so as not to face something: one of the child turned away while the others hid

  2. (tr) to refuse admittance or assistance to: dozens of people were turned away from the hostel

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turn away

Send away, dismiss, as in They ran short and had to turn away many customers. [Late 1500s]

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