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To move something or oneself in a circular direction or motion
“We greased the axle and packed the ball bearings with grease to ensure that the wheels would turn properly.”
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To move to face in another direction
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“We followed the narrow path that would seemingly turn in random directions after a few steps.”
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To turn around and head in the opposite direction
“After changing my mind, I would turn and head back the way I had come.”
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To change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or color
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“The developers would turn the old factory into an apartment block.”
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To make a financial return from
“We never thought that our risky investment would turn such a healthy profit.”
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To become sour or tainted
“The milk would quickly turn after being left out of the fridge for a few days.”
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To cause to have opposite (usually negative) opinions about someone or something
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“Sheila would turn Robert's friends against him out of spite.”
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To change, or move, to an opposing or opposite side
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“I would turn from my past political leanings after doing some reading.”
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To twist a body part
“He would turn his ankle and collapse to the ground in pain.”
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(turn into) To change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or color
“What started as an innocuous statement would turn into a controversial debate about our freedoms and liberties.”
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To change so as to become
“His face would turn pale from dehydration and a lack of nutrition.”
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To pass the age or time of
“Life truly begins once you turn forty.”
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To affect or be affected with nausea or giddiness
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“The true facts of this ghastly case will turn your stomach.”
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(turn to) To use or resort to someone or something
“After he threatened legal action, I would have to reluctantly turn to my lawyer again.”
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(turn to) To start doing or becoming involved with
“Having failed at acting, he would turn to singing instead.”
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To move (something) so as to be aimed or pointed in a particular direction
“She would turn her camera towards the ancient statue, hoping to take a memorable photo of the grand monument.”
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To begin, or go on, to consider next
“For further information, we must, therefore, turn to an examination of the object itself.”
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(of a page on a printed document) To look at the other side of
“Talk to your child about what you see on the pages of books, and encourage your child to turn the pages of the book.”
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(of a vehicle) To go round a bend or corner
“His car would turn the corner from Sunset Boulevard, and we would get in and ride to his ranch.”
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To perform a somersault or cartwheel
“Being able to balance on her hands, turn cartwheels, tumble and flip is part of who she is.”
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(of wood, metal, etc.) To shape on a lathe
“Part of his job is to turn wood on a lathe and tend the museum's medieval garden.”
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To follow a course that forms a loop or loops
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To ponder or mull over
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To depend on something
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Dig up ground for cultivation
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Twist and turn with quick writhing movements
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To turn over, or cause to turn over, with a sudden quick movement
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To shake or turn (food) in a liquid, so as to coat it lightly
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To make contact or communication with
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To wiggle, fidget or play with
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To recur, or break out anew after a dormant period
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Go head over heels
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Pitchfork or fork
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To cover or wrap around tightly or closely
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Prove harmful or destructive to
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To turn the crankshaft of (an internal combustion engine) in order to start the engine
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To cause to become
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Look, search for over a wide area
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To focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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To select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone
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Retrace one's steps
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Break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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Gain deservedly in return for one's behaviour or achievements
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To return to a former or less developed state
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To cause to be acquainted with something
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Make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress
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To avert the occurrence of by taking preventative action
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To remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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To capture as a picture, image or photograph
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To move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
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To delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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To devote effort to something
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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To present for consideration
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To perform a series of actions on something
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An act of moving something in a circular direction around an axis or point
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“With a turn of the key, the large oak doors would heave open.”
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An obligation to do something that comes successively to each of a number of people
“Whose turn is it to do the cleaning this week?”
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An opportunity to do something that comes successively to each of a number of people
“Soon, it will be your turn to shine and impress the judges with your immense talent.”
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A chance to make a move, typically in a game
“It's your turn. So decide if want to call or fold with your poker hand.”
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A change of direction when moving
“The map would indicate that it was necessary to make a turn at the next intersection.”
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A bend or curve in a road, path, river, etc
“We drove around the sharp turn at the end of the narrow street.”
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A place where a road meets or branches off another
“He slowed down as he approached the turn near the restaurant.”
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(good, or equivalent, turn) An act that helps someone
“I decided to do my neighbor a good turn by walking her dog for her while she was seeing the doctor.”
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(bad, or equivalent, turn) An act that hinders or harms someone
“He always said that sooner or later he'd get anyone who did him a bad turn.”
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A change in temperament or circumstance, especially sudden
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“When he finally agreed to take his medication, his health would take a turn for the better!”
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A sudden experience of emotion or a mental condition or disorder
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“Her sudden turn of dizziness may have been caused by dehydration.”
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A shock
“It gave us quite a turn one morning when we glanced out of the window to see a great grey hunter towering over the fence.”
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A short performance, especially one of a number given by different performers in succession
“His comic turn failed to save him from nine months' hard labor.”
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A short walk or ride
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“Let's take a turn around the park.”
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An affection or proclivity for a person, activity or thing