turns

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  • Day turns to night and the man is still alone in the town.
  • It finally turns out that he is of a higher rank than she.
  • 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.
  • Although she is in love with him, she turns him down.
  • Players take turns in order, with the initial player determined by chance before the game.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • They took turns to play the parts which had the "good lines".
  • He allows her to leave, then turns the gun on himself.
  • The remaining two would take it in turns to serve.
  • Road courses are any tracks having both left and right turns.
  • One person in the crowd turns out to be carrying a gun.
  • These typically offer ten turns of their shafts to cover their full range.
  • Two turns taken around the standing part of the line form two loops.
  • When the light turns green, the race or battle officially begins.
  • But as she turns to leave, she realizes that she has lost her key.
  • One part plays the melody, then the other parts play it in their turns.
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Root form of turns is turn for both verb and noun.

Meaning of turns

  • 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