a circular segment of a curve; a bend in the road; a crook in the path
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
a favor for someone; he did me a good turn
[ Syn: good turn ]
taking a short walk out and back; we took a turn in the park'
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; he took a turn to the right
[ Syn: turning ]
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; it is my turn; it is still my play
[ Syn: play ]
an unforeseen development; events suddenly took an awkward turn
a movement in a new direction; the turning of the wind
[ Syn: turning ]
the act of turning away or in the opposite direction; he made an abrupt turn away from her'
turning or twisting around (in place); with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room
[ Syn: twist ]
a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); its my go; a spell of work
(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
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'
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; turn a page of a book
[ Syn: turn over ]
to send or let go; They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion'
to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week; turn the earth in the Spring
shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; turn the legs of the table; turn the clay on the wheel'
change color; In Vermont, the leaves turn early'
twist suddenly so as to sprain; wrench ones ankle; The wrestler twisted his shoulder; the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell; I turned my ankle and couldnt walk for several days
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'
accomplish by rotating; turn a somersault; turn cartwheels'
get by buying and selling; the company turned a good profit after a year'
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'
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
[ Syn: change state ]
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'
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
alter the functioning or setting of; turn the dial to 10; turn the heat down'
direct at someone; She turned a smile on me; They turned their flashlights on the car'
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
[ Syn: call on ]
go sour or spoil; The milk has soured; The wine worked; The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
become officially one year older; She is turning 50 this year'
undergo a change or development; The water turned into ice; Her former friend became her worst enemy; He turned traitor
[ Syn: become ]
cause to move around or rotate; turn a key; turn your palm this way'
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
pass to the other side of; turn the corner; move around the obstacle
[ Syn: move around ]
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; The weather turned nasty; She grew angry
[ Syn: grow ]
let (something) fall or spill from a container; turn the flour onto a plate
[ Syn: release ]
move around an axis or a center; The wheels are turning'