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Noun: turnover  'turn,ow-vu(r)
  1. The ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
    - employee turnover, turnover rate
  2. A dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling
  3. The volume measured in dollars
    "the store's turnover continues to rise";
    - dollar volume
  4. The act of upsetting something
    - upset, overturn
  5. [N. Amer] (sports) a loss of possession of the ball
Verb: turn over  turn ow-vu(r)
  1. Place into the hands or custody of
    "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers";
    - pass, hand, reach, pass on, give
  2. Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    "the clumsy customer turned over the vase";
    - overturn, tip over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over
  3. Move by turning over or rotating
    "turn over on your left side";
    - roll
  4. Turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    "turn over the soil for aeration";
    - dig, delve [archaic], cut into
  5. Do business worth a certain amount of money
    "The company turns over ten million dollars a year"
  6. Cause to move around a centre so as to show another side of
    "turn over a page of a book";
    - turn
  7. Turn from an upright or normal position
    "The big vase turned over";
    - overturn, tip over, tump over
  8. Turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse
    "turn over the pancakes";
    - flip, flip over
  9. Think about carefully; weigh
    - consider, debate, moot, deliberate

Derived forms: turned over, turning over, turns over, turnovers

See also: dig out, excavate, lean, pitch in, roll over

Type of: bulk, discuss, dish, displace, hash out, inversion, mass, move, ratio, remove, take, take away, talk over, transact, transfer, turn, upending, volume, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Turnover

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