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turnover

[ turn-oh-ver ]
/ ˈtɜrnˌoʊ vər /
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Definition of turnover

noun
adjective
that is or may be turned over.
having a part that turns over, as a collar.
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Origin of turnover

First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase turn over
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British Dictionary definitions for turnover

turn over

verb (adverb)
noun turnover
adjective
(prenominal) able or designed to be turned or folded overa turnover collar
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Other Idioms and Phrases with turnover

turn over

1

Invert, bring the bottom to the top, as in We have to turn over the soil before we plant anything. [Second half of 1300s]

2

Shift position, as by rolling from side to side. For example, This bed is so narrow I can barely turn over. [First half of 1700s]

3

Rotate, cycle, as in The engine turned over but the car wouldn't start. [Early 1900s]

4

Think about, consider, as in She turned over the idea in her mind. [Early 1800s]

5

Transfer to another, surrender, as in I turned over the funds to the children. [Mid-1500s]

6

Do business to the extent or amount of, as in We hoped the company would turn over a million dollars the first year. [Mid-1800s]

7

Seem to lurch or heave convulsively, as in The plane hit an air pocket and my stomach turned over. [Second half of 1800s]

8

Replace or renew the constituent parts, as in Half of our staff turns over every few years. [Mid-1900s] Also see turn over a new leaf.

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