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Noun
An act of moving something in a circular direction round an axis or point
“The turn of a key in the lock makes me jerk away from my heavenly memory and into my brutal reality.”
Noun
An opportunity or obligation to do something that comes successively to each of a number of people
“The guys all came up to get thirds and Christopher offered to take a turn at the cooking.”
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A short walk or ride
“Why don't you take a turn around the garden?”
Noun
A habitual attraction to some activity or thing
“She has a turn for gymnastic exercises.”
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A shock
“You gave us quite a turn!”
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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 labour.”
Noun
A change of direction when moving
“Adrian made a sharp turn with his wheel and got around Aziza, leaving her.”
Noun
A bend or curve in a road, path, river, etc
“She imagined how charming it would be to meet a handsome young man around the turn of the path.”
Noun
A place where a road meets or branches off another; a turning
“Just as he approached the turn near the Talbooth restaurant, a black beast bigger than a dog but with the tail of a cat strayed across his path.”
Noun
A deed that helps or hinders someone
“She had done me some good turns over the previous few months.”
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Sudden change
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Distinctive form or style
Verb
Move in a circular direction wholly or partly round an axis or point
“I was saddened to find sloppiness in the steering, so that at low speeds one has to nudge the wheel rather than turn it.”
Verb
To move to face in another direction
“A narrow path that turned alternately to right and left.”
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To eventually have as a state or quality
“He turned the house into three flats.”
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Become sour or tainted
“The milk had turned.”
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To cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge
“… he did his best to turn his new friends against his ex-wife.”
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Twist a body part
“One person twisted or turned his or her ankle.”
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Change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or colour; become or make
“Artemis simply smiled at her and she could see his face turn a slight pink colour, this made her giggle.”
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Pass the age or time of
“I've just turned forty.”
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Start doing or becoming involved with
“When film journalists turn to book writing, the result can be hilarious.”
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To give serious and careful thought to
“… turned the question every which way but could find no answer.”
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To affect or be affected with nausea or giddiness
“The true facts will turn your stomach.”
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To change so as to become
“Emmeline turned pale.”
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To look at the other side of
“He turned the pages of a file in front of him.”
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Use; resort to
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“I turned and headed back the way I had come.”
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“The BMW turned the corner and vanished from sight.”
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“We have to turn our minds and attention to the serious challenge about what to do about social conditions.”
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“For further information we must therefore turn to an examination of the object itself.”
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“But the lawyers need to turn some somersaults before they can get there.”
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“He will turn wood on a lathe and tend the museum's medieval garden, which has plants for household, culinary and medicinal use.”
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