turn against

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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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