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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