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Definitions for turn

  • verb - twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
  • verb - pass into a condition gradually
  • verb - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
  • verb - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
  • verb - become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
  • verb - change color; "In Vermont
  • noun - taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
  • noun - turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  • noun - the act of turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
  • 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"
  • verb - go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
  • verb - have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help"
  • verb - direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • verb - alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  • noun - a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
  • verb - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  • verb - let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
  • 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 - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
  • verb - change orientation or direction
  • verb - pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
  • verb - channel one's attention
  • verb - to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  • verb - cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
  • verb - cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
  • 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 - move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
  • verb - get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
  • verb - accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
  • verb - undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
  • 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"
  • noun - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  • noun - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
  • noun - an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
  • noun - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
  • noun - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
  • noun - a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
  • Synonyms for turn

    bit round turning act turn of events go play routine crook spell good turn number bout tour twist rick change state ferment flex plow become sprain grow work bend plough wrench change by reversal call on deform move around wrick reverse sour release turn over

    Antonyms for turn

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    Holonyms for turn

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    Hyponyms for turn

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    Hypernyms for turn

    rotary motion activity favour performance development section duty period change of direction public presentation curve division walk reorientation movement curved shape shift rotation change of course favor motion part work shift injure age turn colour aim direct transmit channelize till locomote acquire transmute wound get on grow color change state take operate change shape transfer channelise move send do metamorphose change mature discolor appeal train control change form transport shape travel displace perform alter senesce maturate discolour invoke take aim deform channel form go get transform modify

    Meronyms for turn

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    Sounds like turn

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