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    turn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word turn

    Definition
    (noun) a circular segment of a curve
    Synonyms : bend , crook , twist
    Example Sentence
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
    Definition
    (noun) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    Synonyms : turning
    Example Sentence
    • he took a turn to the right
    Definition
    (noun) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
    Synonyms : play
    Example Sentence
    • it is my turn
    • it is still my play
    Definition
    (noun) an unforeseen development
    Synonyms : turn of events , twist
    Example Sentence
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
    Definition
    (noun) a movement in a new direction
    Synonyms : turning
    Example Sentence
    • the turning of the wind
    Definition
    (noun) the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
    Example Sentence
    • he made an abrupt turn away from her
    Definition
    (noun) turning or twisting around (in place)
    Synonyms : twist
    Example Sentence
    • with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room
    Definition
    (noun) a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    Synonyms : go , spell , tour
    Example Sentence
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
    Definition
    (noun) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
    Synonyms : bout , round
    Definition
    (noun) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    Synonyms : act , bit , number , routine
    Example Sentence
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did
    Definition
    (noun) a favor for someone
    Synonyms : good turn
    Example Sentence
    • he did me a good turn
    Definition
    (noun) taking a short walk out and back
    Example Sentence
    • we took a turn in the park
    Definition
    (verb) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
    Example Sentence
    • Turn towards me
    • The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face
    • She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs
    Definition
    (verb) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    Synonyms : change state
    Example Sentence
    • We turned from Socialism to Capitalism
    • The people turned against the President when he stole the election
    Definition
    (verb) undergo a change or development
    Synonyms : become
    Example Sentence
    • The water turned into ice
    • Her former friend became her worst enemy
    • He turned traitor
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move around or rotate
    Example Sentence
    • turn a key
    • turn your palm this way
    Definition
    (verb) change to the contrary
    Example Sentence
    • The trend was reversed
    • the tides turned against him
    • public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern
    Definition
    (verb) pass to the other side of
    Synonyms : move around
    Example Sentence
    • turn the corner
    • move around the obstacle
    Definition
    (verb) pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    Synonyms : grow
    Example Sentence
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry
    Definition
    (verb) let (something) fall or spill from a container
    Synonyms : release
    Example Sentence
    • turn the flour onto a plate
    Definition
    (verb) move around an axis or a center
    Example Sentence
    • The wheels are turning
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
    Synonyms : turn over
    Example Sentence
    • turn a page of a book
    Definition
    (verb) to send or let go
    Example Sentence
    • They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion
    Definition
    (verb) to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    Synonyms : plough , plow
    Example Sentence
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring
    Definition
    (verb) shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
    Example Sentence
    • turn the legs of the table
    • turn the clay on the wheel
    Definition
    (verb) change color
    Example Sentence
    • In Vermont, the leaves turn early
    Definition
    (verb) twist suddenly so as to sprain
    Synonyms : rick , sprain , twist , wrench , wrick
    Example Sentence
    • wrench one's ankle
    • The wrestler twisted his shoulder
    • the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell
    • I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days
    Definition
    (verb) cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics
    Example Sentence
    • The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him
    • The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold
    Definition
    (verb) accomplish by rotating
    Example Sentence
    • turn a somersault
    • turn cartwheels
    Definition
    (verb) get by buying and selling
    Example Sentence
    • the company turned a good profit after a year
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move along an axis or into a new direction
    Example Sentence
    • turn your face to the wall
    • turn the car around
    • turn your dance partner around
    Definition
    (verb) channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
    Example Sentence
    • The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction
    • people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium
    Definition
    (verb) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    Synonyms : bend , deform , flex , twist
    Example Sentence
    • bend the rod
    • twist the dough into a braid
    • the strong man could turn an iron bar
    Definition
    (verb) alter the functioning or setting of
    Example Sentence
    • turn the dial to 10
    • turn the heat down
    Definition
    (verb) direct at someone
    Example Sentence
    • She turned a smile on me
    • They turned their flashlights on the car
    Definition
    (verb) have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
    Synonyms : call on
    Example Sentence
    • She called on her Representative to help her
    • She turned to her relatives for help
    Definition
    (verb) go sour or spoil
    Synonyms : ferment , sour , work
    Example Sentence
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
    Definition
    (verb) become officially one year older
    Example Sentence
    • She is turning 50 this year
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