|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|
Send away, dismiss, as in They ran short and had to turn away many customers. [Late 1500s]
Repel, as in The high prices turned away prospective buyers.
Avert, deflect, as in She managed to turn away all criticism. [Late 1300s]