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turn

 
Noun turn has 12 senses
  1. bend, crook, turn - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
    --1 is a kind of curve, curved shape
    --1 has particulars: bight
  2. turn, turning - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
    --2 is a kind of change of course
    --2 has particulars:
     diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation; right; left; kick turn; stem turn, stem; telemark; swerve, swerving, veering; three-point turn; version
    Derived form: verb turn1
  3. turn, play - the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
    --3 is a kind of activity
    --3 is a part of game
    --3 has particulars:
     move; start, starting; innings; attack; down; bat, at-bat; lead; ruff, trumping
  4. turn, turn of events, twist - an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    --4 is a kind of development
    Derived forms: verb turn5, verb turn3, verb turn2
  5. turning, turn - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
    --5 is a kind of movement, motion
    --5 has particulars:
     reversal, turn around; yaw, swerve; rotation, revolution, gyration; return, coming back; volution
    Derived forms: verb turn10, verb turn7, verb turn4, verb turn1
  6. turn - turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
    --6 is a kind of
    change of direction, reorientation
    Derived form: verb turn1
  7. twist, turn - turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
    --7 is a kind of rotation, rotary motion
    --7 has particulars: twiddle
    Derived form: verb turn4
  8. go, spell, tour, turn - a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
    --8 is a kind of shift, work shift, duty period
  9. turn, bout, round - (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
    --9 is a kind of playing period, period of play, play
    --9 has particulars: top, top of the inning; bottom, bottom of the inning
  10. act, routine, number, turn, bit - 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"
    --10 is a kind of performance, public presentation
    --10 has particulars: show-stopper, showstopper, stopper
  11. turn, good turn - a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
    --11 is a kind of favor, favour
  12. turn - taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
    --12 is a kind of
    walk
Verb turn has 26 senses
  1. turn - 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"
    --1 is one way to
    move
    Derived forms: noun turn6, noun turn5, noun turn2, noun turning3, noun turning1
    Sample sentence:
    They turn the car down the avenue
  2. become, turn - undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
    --2 is one way to transform, transmute, metamorphose
    Derived form: noun turn4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. change state, turn - 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"
    --3 is one way to change
    Derived forms: noun turn4, noun turning2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  4. turn - cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
    --4 is one way to
    move, displace
    Derived forms: noun turn7, noun turn5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. turn, grow - pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
    --5 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun turn4
    Sample sentence:
    John will turn angry
  6. turn - to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
    --6 is one way to
    send, direct
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. turn, move around - pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
    --7 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun turn5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. turn - move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
    --8 is one way to
    move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  9. turn, turn over - cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
    --9 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun turner7
    Sample sentence:
    They turn the coin
  10. change by reversal, turn, reverse - 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"
    --10 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun turn5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  11. plow, plough, turn - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
    --11 is one way to till
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  12. turn - change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
    --12 is a kind of
    turn, grow; discolor, discolour, colour, color
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  13. turn - 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"
    --13 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  14. turn, release - let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
    --14 is one way to transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  15. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick - 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"
    --15 is one way to injure, wound
    Sample sentence:
    Did he turn his foot?
  16. turn - shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
    --16 is one way to
    form
    Derived forms: noun turner6, noun turnery1, noun turnery2
    Sample sentence:
    The girls turn the wooden sticks
  17. sour, turn, ferment, work - go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
    --17 is one way to change state, turn
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  18. turn - accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
    --18 is one way to
    do, perform
    Derived form: noun turner5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. turn - get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
    --19 is one way to
    get, acquire
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. turn - 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"
    --20 is one way to
    move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  21. turn - 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 millenium"
    --21 is one way to
    send, direct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  22. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn - 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"
    --22 is one way to change shape, change form, deform
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  23. turn - alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
    --23 is one way to
    operate, control
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  24. turn - direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
    --24 is one way to
    aim, take, train, take aim, direct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  25. call on, turn - 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"
    --25 is one way to appeal, invoke
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  26. turn - become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
    --26 is one way to
    senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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