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turn over

Definition of turn over in English:

(Of an engine) start or continue to run properly: the engine turned over when we tried it with the starter handle
More example sentences
  • With a spin of the crank handle the engine turns over easily and off she rattles on her iron tyres.
  • Once the engine turns over, it's off to the races.
  • It shakes and rattles as the engine turns over.
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