Turn Out

How to Conjugate Turn Out

  • Infinitive: Turn Out
  • Present Tense: Turn Out/ Turns Out
  • -ing Form: Turning Out
  • Past Tense: Turned Out
  • Past Participle: Turned Out
Turn Out is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Turn Out:

1. To attend an event, meeting, etc.

Examples: Our organization is inviting people to turn out for a really exciting event tomorrow.
People all over the country turn out for big sporting events like the Super Bowl and World Series.

2. To produce an unexpected result.

Examples: The sweet guy who I met in college turned out to be a horrible husband.
The cookies turned out hard because I let them bake for too long.

3. To produce something.

Examples: Apple is a successful company because it turns out innovative products.
How many t-shirts can you turn out by tomorrow?

4. To stop a light.

Examples: Shhhh, turn out the lights! The birthday girl is coming!
Don’t turn out all the lights.

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