12 entries found for turn. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: 1turn
Function: verb 1 a: to move or cause to move around an axis or center : ROTATE, REVOLVE <wheels turning slowly> <turn a crank> b: to twist so as to bring about a desired end <turned the knob and swung the door open> c: to do by revolving <turn handsprings> d: to twist out of line or shape : WRENCH <turn an ankle> 2 a: to change in position usually by moving through an arc of a circle <they turned and walked away> <turn the page> <turn a pancake> b: to examine as if by turning over : think about <turned the problem over in her mind> 3: to make over (as a garment) by reversing the material and sewing back together <turn a collar> 4 a: to upset the order of <everything was turned topsy-turvy> b: to set in another and especially opposite direction 5 a: to change course or direction <the road turns to the left> <turning to a different subject> b: to go around <turn a corner> 6: to direct toward or away from something <we turned toward home> 7: to seek out as a source of something <turn to a friend for help> 8 a: to change or cause to change <water turned to ice> <the witch turned the prince into a frog> b: to cause to spoil : SOUR <the milk had turned> c: to change in color <leaves turning in the fall> d: to pass from one state to another : BECOME <hair turned gray> <had just turned fourteen> 9: TRANSLATE 3a 10: to give a rounded form to (as on a lathe) - turn a hair: to be or become upset or frightened - turn heads: to attract favorable attention - turn loose: to set free : let go - turn one's handor turn a hand: to set to work : apply oneself - turn one's stomach: to disgust completely : SICKEN <the foul smell turned his stomach> - turn tail: to turn away so as to flee - turn the other cheek: to respond to injury or unkindness with patience - turn the tables: to bring about a switch in the positions or fortunes of two opposing people or sides - turn the trick: to bring about the desired result - turn turtle: OVERTURN 1