Definitions of turn:
- noun: taking a short walk out and back
Example: "We took a turn in the park"
- noun: turning away or in the opposite direction
Example: "He made an abrupt turn away from her"
- noun: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
Example: "He took a turn to the right"
- noun: the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
Example: "It is my turn"
- noun: a favor for someone
Example: "He did me a good turn"
- noun: an unforeseen development
Example: "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"
- noun: (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
- noun: turning or twisting around (in place)
- noun: a movement in a new direction
Example: "The turning of the wind"
- noun: a circular segment of a curve
- noun: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
- noun: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
- verb: cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
Example: "Turn a page of a book"
- verb: cause to move around or rotate
Example: "Turn a key"
- verb: cause to move along an axis or into a new direction
Example: "Turn your face to the wall"
- verb: move around an axis or a center
Example: "The wheels are turning"
- verb: get by buying and selling
Example: "The company turned a good profit after a year"
- verb: become officially one year older
Example: "She is turning 50 this year"
- verb: accomplish by rotating
Example: "Turn a somersault"
- verb: cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics
Example: "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"
- verb: change color
Example: "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
- verb: direct at someone
Example: "She turned a smile on me"
- verb: alter the functioning or setting of
Example: "Turn the dial to 10"
- verb: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
Example: "The weather turned nasty"
- verb: let (something) fall or spill a container
Example: "Turn the flour onto a plate"
- verb: shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
Example: "Turn the legs of the table"
- verb: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Example: "Turn towards me"
- verb: pass to the other side of
Example: "Turn the corner"
- verb: channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
Example: "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"
- verb: to send or let go
Example: "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
- verb: undergo a change or development
Example: "The water turned into ice"
- verb: go sour or spoil
Example: "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
- verb: have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
Example: "She turned to her relatives for help"
- verb: change to the contrary
Example: "The tides turned against him"
- verb: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Example: "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"
- verb: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
Example: "Turn the earth in the Spring"
- verb: twist suddenly so as to sprain
Example: "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
- verb: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
Example: "The strong man could turn an iron bar"
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