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Turn against sb #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:12 am   Turn against sb
 

Test No. incompl/inter-34 "Story (3)", question 7

She rather turned ......... me after that.

(a) out
(b) against
(c) back
(d) in

Test No. incompl/inter-34 "Story (3)", answer 7

She rather turned against me after that.

Correct answer: (b) against

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Turn against sb #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:19 am   Turn against sb
 

If someone turns against you, they start to dislike or disapprove of you.

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Turn against sb #3 (permalink) Sat May 31, 2008 5:56 am   Turn against sb
 

Hi,
Does word rather here mean highly dislike him???
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Turn against sb #4 (permalink) Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:09 am   Turn against sb
 

Hi, I don't know.I've always thought that rather has a negative meaning,but here I don't know.
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Turn against sb #5 (permalink) Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:15 am   Turn against sb
 

'Rather' here has the meaning of 'somewhat'.
That is, to some extent or degree:
She's been behaving rather strangely. -- She's been behaving somewhat strangely / She has been behaving strangely to some extent.
He's rather an unpleasant man. -- He's a somewhat unpleasant man / He is unpleasant to some extent.

She rather turned against me. -- She turned against me somewhat / She turned against me to some extent.
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Turn against sb #6 (permalink) Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:17 am   Turn against sb
 

Marica wrote:
Hi, I don't know.I've always thought that rather has a negative meaning,but here I don't know.

It is often negative, but it doesn't have to be:

It's a rather pleasant afternoon.
You look rather fetching in that outfit.
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