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Noun
A place where a road branches off from another
“Through the steamed-up windows I could see that we were driving along Moor Lane, but that we had missed our usual turning and were heading towards the ring road.”
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A fundamental change of mind or beliefs
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The movement of an object in a circular or elliptical course
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The act of deflecting or something deflected
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The trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures
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A general direction in which something is developing or changing
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A change of mind or opinion
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A slight alteration
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Reaching a specified state or condition
“His face would turn pale from dehydration and a lack of nutrition.”
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Present participle for to move something or oneself in a circular direction or motion
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“We greased the axle and packed the ball bearings with grease to ensure that the wheels would turn properly.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to make a financial return from
“We never thought that our risky investment would turn such a healthy profit.”
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Present participle for to become sour or tainted
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“The milk would quickly turn after being left out of the fridge for a few days.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to change, or move, to an opposing or opposite side
“I would turn from my past political leanings after doing some reading.”
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Present participle for to twist a body part
“He would turn his ankle and collapse to the ground in pain.”
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(turn into) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to pass the age or time of
“Life truly begins once you turn forty.”
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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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) Present participle for to start doing or becoming involved with
“Having failed at acting, he would turn to singing instead.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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.) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to follow a course that forms a loop or loops
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Present participle for to ponder or mull over
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Present participle for to depend on something
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Present participle for dig up ground for cultivation
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Present participle for twist and turn with quick writhing movements
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Present participle for to become something different
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Present participle for to abandon or leave something or someone
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Present participle for to turn over, or cause to turn over, with a sudden quick movement
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Present participle for to shake or turn (food) in a liquid, so as to coat it lightly
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Present participle for to make contact or communication with
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Present participle for to wiggle, fidget or play with
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Present participle for to recur, or break out anew after a dormant period
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Going head over heels
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Pitchforking or forking
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Present participle for to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Present participle for to cover or wrap around tightly or closely
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Present participle for prove harmful or destructive to
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Present participle for to turn the crankshaft of (an internal combustion engine) in order to start the engine
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Present participle for to cause to become
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Present participle for to separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps
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Present participle for look, search for over a wide area
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Present participle for to focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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Present participle for to select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone
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Present participle for retrace one's steps
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Present participle for gain deservedly in return for one's behaviour or achievements
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Present participle for to return to a former or less developed state
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Present participle for to cause to be acquainted with something
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Present participle for to cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
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Present participle for make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress
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Present participle for to avert the occurrence of by taking preventative action
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Present participle for to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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Present participle for to rephrase words or translate them into another language
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Present participle for to capture as a picture, image or photograph
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Present participle for to move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
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Present participle for to delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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Present participle for to devote effort to something
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Present participle for to operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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Present participle for to cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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Present participle for to present for consideration
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Present participle for to perform a series of actions on something
Adjective
Having or being capable of having rotation
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Winding from side to side
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Indicating direction
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Causing to function
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Being in effective or current operation, action, or force
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