turn out


turn out

Meaning | Synonyms

  • to arrive at an event
  • a surprising discovery
  • to manufacture something
  • to switch the lights from on to off
  • to come to a satisfactory end
  • being evicted or refused service
  • to remove something from a mold
  • prove to be the case
  • come to light
  • become known
  • become apparent
  • be revealed / disclosed

Example Sentences

  1. They had fewer people turn out for their party than they anticipated.
  2. It turns out that Peter is too afraid to go bungee jumping.
  3. I have just started my own business but I already turn out about 24 pies per day.
  4. Please turn out the lights before you leave the room.
  5. I am sure that the cakes will all turn out well.
  6. I was unable to pay my rent after I lost my job. The landlord was quick to turn out my family.
  7. After it has cooled, you can turn out the cake from the mold and decorate it.
  8. She never knew that her habit of little savings might turn out to be a treasure one day.
  9. Rainwater Harvesting has turned out to be a lifeline during the drought.
  10. If the allegations turn out to be true, all of them will go to jail.


The first use of the phrase can be traced back to the 1500s. Initially, it was used to describe evicting someone for failing to pay rent.

In the 1700s, the phrase took on various other meanings. This includes “to shut off”, “the result of something”, “to assemble” and “to produce.”

It is not known where the phrase originated or how it became so widely used. It is believed that it can still be related to something changing from one state to another.

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