turn

All Noun Verb
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  • Following the civil war the country turned to the task of economic development.
  • This play would turn out to be the turning point in the game.
  • In order to support herself and her family, she turned to writing.
  • The young man turned half-way down the steps and looked up. Cited from Frontier Stories, by Bret Harte
  • The young man turned half way down the steps and looked up. Cited from By Shore and Sedge, by Bret Harte
  • Day turns to night and the man is still alone in the town.
  • The war of movement quickly turned into a war of position.
  • This results in it nearly always keeping the same face turned towards Earth.
  • It finally turns out that he is of a higher rank than she.
  • Or why was all my soul so turn'd for love? Cited from Lives of the Poets, Volume 4, by Theophilus Cibber
  • This change gave the aircraft up to more power, which, in turn, increased performance.
  • The best players may take a ball round a full circuit in one turn.
  • The English seemed to turn their back on the sea as they became more settled.
  • Thinking that they would do the job, he turned his attention to religious matters.
  • The game is played in turns, with one player taking white and the other black.
  • In the days when students started at the corner, only three turns were needed.
  • There was no turning back now that the process had started.
  • At home the speech was seen as a turning point in policy.
  • It is also true that he turned from fiction to poetry late in life.
  • So he turned half way around, in order to think without being disturbed. Cited from Ozma of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
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Meaning of turn

  • noun The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    he took a turn to the right
  • noun (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
    it is my turn, it is still my play
  • noun An unforeseen development
    events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun The act of turning away or in the opposite direction
    he made an abrupt turn away from her
  • noun (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
  • noun A favor for someone
    he did me a good turn
  • noun Taking a short walk out and back
    we took a turn in the park
  • verb Change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
    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
  • verb Cause to move around or rotate
    turn a key, turn your palm this way
  • verb Pass to the other side of
    turn the corner, move around the obstacle
  • verb Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    The weather turned nasty, She grew angry
  • verb Let (something) fall or spill from a container
    turn the flour onto a plate
  • verb Move around an axis or a center
    The wheels are turning
  • verb Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
    turn a page of a book
  • verb To send or let go
    They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion
  • verb Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
    turn the legs of the table, turn the clay on the wheel
  • verb Change color
    In Vermont, the leaves turn early
  • verb Cause to change or turn into something different; assume new characteristics
    The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him, The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold
  • verb Accomplish by rotating
    turn a somersault, turn cartwheels
  • verb Get by buying and selling
    the company turned a good profit after a year
  • verb Cause to move along an axis or into a new direction
    turn your face to the wall, turn the car around, turn your dance partner around
  • verb Channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
    The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction, people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium
  • verb Alter the functioning or setting of
    turn the dial to 10, turn the heat down
  • verb Direct at someone
    She turned a smile on me, They turned their flashlights on the car
  • verb Become officially one year older
    She is turning 50 this year