turn

All Noun Verb
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  • However, they would find it more difficult to turn quickly.
  • She put one hand over the other upon her breast, and turned half way from him. Cited from The Lilac Sunbonnet, by S.R. Crockett
  • He then turned over, as if going to sleep, and died.
  • This meeting proved to be a turning point in his life.
  • Although she is in love with him, she turns him down.
  • The water is changed daily, and pictures remain turned to the wall.
  • It seem's to be turn'd the best next in these Lines. Cited from A Full Enquiry into the Nature of the Pastoral (1717), by Thomas Purney
  • Then in turn there are three levels of friendship based on each of those levels.
  • Players take turns in order, with the initial player determined by chance before the game.
  • This move proved to be a turn-off to all other than her devoted fans.
  • This in turn, can lead to higher levels of performance.
  • This local language is now, in turn, being replaced by standard Dutch.
  • Each series is served by one of the seven priests in turn.
  • It then turns out that he has become her social superior.
  • The game is played in turns, where each turn represents one second of real time.
  • The storm turned west-northwest due to a broad ridge to its north.
  • Now, there was an excellent chance he would be turned in.
  • This in turn leads the person to believe the dream is real.
  • Neither is it sure how many times it has happened if it turns out to be the case.
  • However, it turns toward concerns of language more than her previous works.
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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