turn over

turn over  {v.}
1. To roll, tip, or turn from one side to the other; overturn; upset.
He's going to turn over the page.
The bike hit a rock and turned over.
2, To think about carefully; to consider.
He turned the problem over in his mind for three days before he did anything about it.
3. To give to someone for use or care.
I turned my library books over to the librarian.
Mrs. Jackson brought her boy to the school and turned him over to the housefather.
Bob turns over most of the money he earns to his mother.
4. Of an engine or motor; to start.
The battery is dead and the motor won't turn over.
5a. To buy and then sell to customers.
The store turned over $5,000 worth of skiing equipment in January.
5b. To be bought in large enough amounts; sell.
In a shoe store, shoes of medium width turn over quickly, because many people wear that size, but a pair of narrow shoes may not be sold for years.
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