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turn against

verb
1.
(preposition) to change or cause to change one's attitude so as to become hostile or to retaliate
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  • You shall learn what it means to turn against your friends.'

    The Orange Girl Walter Besant
  • "I hope you won't all of you turn against him," said the Marchioness.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • Would she ever turn against her nursling now, above all, when he was showing himself such a son to his old father?

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • Have I done anything that should cause them to turn against me?

  • When we turn against them and refuse to obey them, they rise in fierce insistence, but the same moment begin to die.

    Hope of the Gospel George MacDonald
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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