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Definition of turn:

  1. 1. To revolve or cause to revolve; specifically to change the position of the fetus in utero so as to convert a malpresentation into one permitting of normal delivery. 2. A change of position.
  2. The act of turning; a revolution; a winding; a bend or bending; a walk to and fro; change; change of direction; chance; hap; incidental opportunity; form, shape or manner; act of kindness or malice; new position of things; a pit sunk in some part of a drift. By turns, alternately. To take turns, to take each other's places alternately.
  3. To cause to move in a circular course; to change or shift sides; to change or transform; to metamorphose; to put upside down to alter position, as the posture of the body; to form on a lathe; to shape; to translate; to transfer; to cause to nauseate; to make giddy; to infatuate; to direct; to revolve; to move from a direct course or straight line; to cause to deviate; to reverse; to make acid; to sour, as wines; to dissuade from a purpose or cause to change sides. To turn aside, to avert. To turn away, to dismiss; to avert. To turn down, to fold or double down. To turn in, to fold or double. To turn off, to dismis contemptuously; to deflect. To be turned to be advanced beyond. To turn out, to expel; to put forth. To turn over, to change sides; to transfer; to overset. To turn to, to have recourse to. To turn upon, to retort. To turn the back, to flee. To turn the back upon, to quit with contempt; to for sake. To turn the die, to change fortune.
  4. To move round; to have a circular motion; to be directed; to move the body round; to move; to revolve; to deviate; to be changed; to change; to become giddy; to change a course of life; to repent. To turn about, to move the face to another quarter. To turn away, to deviate. To turn in, to bend inward; to go to bed. To turn off, to deviate from a course. To turn on, to reply or retort. To turn out, to move from its place; to rise from bed; to prove in the result. To turn over, to turn from side to side; to tumble; to change sides. To turn to, to be directed. To turn under, to bend or be folded downward. To turn up, to bend or be doubled upward.

Google Ngram Viewer results for turn:

This graph shows how "turn" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for turn:

  1. She did not know where to turn. "The Shepherd of the North" , Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Then he would have to turn back. "The Shepherd of the North" , Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I thought I could turn back. "The Shepherd of the North" , Richard Aumerle Maher.

Quotes for turn:

  1. I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse. - Michael Bergin
  2. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. - Bill Cosby
  3. Anytime I switch to another instrument, I immediately turn it into another kind of drum so that I can understand it better. - Levon Helm
  4. Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state's budget around. - Bart Stupak
  5. Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading, to the life I lead now with the church and with the Lord and with Jesus Christ, it's a total, total turn -around. - Pat Summerall

Rhymes for turn:

  1. adjourn, ahearn, ahern, aherne, concern, discern, laverne, return, sauterne, upturn.
  2. bern, berne, burn, burne, byrne, cern, churn, dern, durn, earn, erne, fern, hearn, hearne, hern, herne, hurn, kearn, kern, learn, spurn, stearn, stearne, stern, sterne, urn, vern, verne, yearn.
  3. unconcern.

Idioms for turn:

  1. turn over a new leaf
  2. turn sm out
  3. wait turn
  4. turn sm or sth over to sm or sth
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