turn against - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyturn against
he/she/itturns against
present participleturning against
past tenseturned against
past participleturned against
  1. turn against someone/something to stop liking or supporting someone or something and to start opposing them

    The rival factions turned against each other in a bitter struggle for power.

    1. a.
      turn someone against someone/something to make someone stop liking or supporting someone or something

      She’s managed to turn your whole family against you.

See also main entry: turn