turn
noun.
a circular segment of a curve
a bend in the road|a crook in the path
Synonym: bend, crook, twist
noun.
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
he took a turn to the right
Synonym: turning
noun.
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
it is my turn|it is still my play
Synonym: play
noun.
an unforeseen development
events suddenly took an awkward turn
noun.
a movement in a new direction
the turning of the wind
Synonym: turning
noun.
the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
he made an abrupt turn away from her
noun.
turning or twisting around (in place)
with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room
Synonym: twist
noun.
a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
it's my go|a spell of work
Synonym: go, spell, tour
noun.
(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
Synonym: round, bout
noun.
a short 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
Synonym: routine, number, bit, act
noun.
a favor for someone
he did me a good turn
Synonym: good turn
noun.
taking a short walk out and back
we took a turn in the park
verb.
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
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
Synonym: change state
verb.
undergo a change or development
The water turned into ice|Her former friend became her worst enemy|He turned traitor
Synonym: become
verb.
cause to move around or rotate
turn a key|turn your palm this way
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.
pass to the other side of
turn the corner|move around the obstacle
Synonym: move around
verb.
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
The weather turned nasty|She grew angry
Synonym: grow
verb.
let (something) fall or spill from a container
turn the flour onto a plate
Synonym: release
verb.
move around an axis or a center
The wheels are turning
verb.
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
turn a page of a book
Synonym: turn over
verb.
to send or let go
They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion
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
Synonym: plough, plow
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.
change color
In Vermont, the leaves turn early
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.
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
verb.
accomplish by rotating
turn a somersault|turn cartwheels
verb.
get by buying and selling
the company turned a good profit after a year
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.
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 millennium
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
Synonym: twist, flex, deform, bend
verb.
alter the functioning or setting of
turn the dial to 10|turn the heat down
verb.
direct at someone
She turned a smile on me|They turned their flashlights on the car
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
Synonym: call on
verb.
go sour or spoil
The milk has soured|The wine worked|The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
Synonym: work, sour, ferment
verb.
become officially one year older
She is turning 50 this year