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Definition 1: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course - [noun denoting act]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a turn to the right

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) a change in the direction that you are moving

(... is a kind of turn ) the act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs

(... is a kind of turn ) the act of turning aside suddenly

(... is a kind of turn ) a turn made in skiing; the outside ski is placed ahead and turned gradually inwards

(... is a kind of turn ) a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it

(... is a kind of turn ) a standing turn made in skiing; one ski is raised to the vertical and pivoted backward to become parallel with the other ski but headed in the opposite direction and then the other ski is aligned with the first

(... is a kind of turn ) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east

"take a left at the corner"

(... is a kind of turn ) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east

"take a right at the corner"

(... is a kind of turn ) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

"a diversion from the main highway" "a digression into irrelevant details" "a deflection from his goal"

(... is a kind of turn ) manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)

Definition 2: the act of turning away or in the opposite direction - [noun denoting act]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made an abrupt turn away from her

(turn is a kind of ...) the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented

Definition 3: taking a short walk out and back - [noun denoting act]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we took a turn in the park

(turn is a kind of ...) the act of walking somewhere

"he took a walk after lunch"

Definition 4: a favor for someone - [noun denoting act]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did me a good turn

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) an act of gracious kindness

Definition 5: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession - [noun denoting act]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is my turn
  • it is still my play

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of turn ) (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

(... is a kind of turn ) (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit

(... is a kind of turn ) the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

"the lead was in the dummy"

(... is a kind of turn ) (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

"he was at bat when it happened" "he got four hits in four at-bats"

(... is a kind of turn ) (American football) a complete play to advance the football

"you have four downs to gain ten yards"

(... is a kind of turn ) an offensive move in a sport or game

"they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"

(... is a kind of turn ) the batting turn of a cricket player or team

(... is a kind of turn ) a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)

"he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital" "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"

(... is a kind of turn ) (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner

(turn belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 6: turning or twisting around (in place) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

(... is a kind of turn ) a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns

Definition 7: a short performance that is part of a longer program - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did his act three times every evening
  • she had a catchy little routine
  • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) a dramatic or musical entertainment

"they listened to ten different performances" "the play ran for 100 performances" "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"

(... is a kind of turn ) an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

Definition 8: a movement in a new direction - [noun denoting event]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the turning of the wind

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of turn ) turning in an opposite direction or position

"the reversal of the image in the lens"

(... is a kind of turn ) an erratic deflection from an intended course

(... is a kind of turn ) a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

"the plane made three rotations before it crashed" "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"

(... is a kind of turn ) the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

(... is a kind of turn ) a rolling or revolving motion

Definition 9: an unforeseen development - [noun denoting event]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • events suddenly took an awkward turn

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

"recent developments in Iraq" "what a revolting development!"

Definition 10: a circular segment of a curve - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bend in the road
  • a crook in the path

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(... is a kind of turn ) a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

Definition 11: (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is a kind of turn ) the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat

"a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"

(... is a kind of turn ) the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat

(... is part of turn) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(turn belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 12: a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else) - [noun denoting time]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's my go
  • a spell of work

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) the time period during which you are at work

Definition 13: twist suddenly so as to sprain - [verb of body]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

Definition 14: change to the contrary - [verb of change]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of turn ) remove the consecration from a person or an object

(... is a kind of turn ) cause to become desynchronized; cause to occur at unrelated times

(... is a kind of turn ) go back to a previous state

"We reverted to the old rules"

(... is a kind of turn ) change completely the nature or appearance of

"In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug" "The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman" "Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"

(... is a kind of turn ) change the order or arrangement of

"Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"

(... is a kind of turn ) falsify knowingly

"She falsified the records"

(... is a kind of turn ) make right or correct

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

(... is a kind of turn ) change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

(... is a kind of turn ) reverse the direction of (an alternating electric current) each half cycle so as to produce a unidirectional current

(... is a kind of turn ) cause a complete reversal of the circumstances

"The tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power!"

(... is a kind of turn ) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

(... is a kind of turn ) cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect

"I wish I could undo my actions"

Definition 15: go sour or spoil - [verb of change]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The milk has soured
  • The wine worked
  • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) 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"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) cause to undergo fermentation

"We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content" "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"

Definition 16: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become - [verb of change]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The weather turned nasty
  • She grew angry

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of turn ) grow bald; lose hair on one's head

"He is balding already"

(... is a kind of turn ) change color

"In Vermont, the leaves turn early"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 17: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action - [verb of change]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We turned from Socialism to Capitalism
  • The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of turn ) start to burn or burst into flames

"Marsh gases ignited suddenly" "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

(... is a kind of turn ) go sour or spoil

"The milk has soured" "The wine worked" "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

(... is a kind of turn ) change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

"coagulated blood"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn into curds

"curdled milk"

(... is a kind of turn ) break up the fat globules of

"homogenized milk"

(... is a kind of turn ) become homogeneous or similar, as by mixing

"The two liquids homogenized in the blender"

(... is a kind of turn ) become full

"The pool slowly filled with water" "The theater filled up slowly"

(... is a kind of turn ) become empty or void of its content

"The room emptied"

(... is a kind of turn ) become weaker

"The sound faded out"

(... is a kind of turn ) undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions

"The hydrogen and the oxygen react"

(... is a kind of turn ) undergo solvation or convert into a solvate

(... is a kind of turn ) become thick or thicker

"The sauce thickened" "The egg yolk will inspissate"

(... is a kind of turn ) lose thickness; become thin or thinner

(... is a kind of turn ) become French in appearance or character

"This restaurant has Frenchified"

(... is a kind of turn ) grow weak and thin or waste away physically

"She emaciated during the chemotherapy"

(... is a kind of turn ) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

(... is a kind of turn ) come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor

"Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"

(... is a kind of turn ) become one; become integrated

"The students at this school integrate immediately, despite their different backgrounds"

(... is a kind of turn ) separate as a fine suspension of solid particles

(... is a kind of turn ) turn into lime; become calcified

"The rock calcified over the centuries"

(... is a kind of turn ) become liquid

"The garden air overnight liquefied into a morning dew"

(... is a kind of turn ) get involved in or with

(... is a kind of turn ) give equal rights to; of women and minorities

(... is a kind of turn ) make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance

"The new student is thriving"

(... is a kind of turn ) become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

"After the fight both men need to cool off." "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

(... is a kind of turn ) take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

(... is a kind of turn ) become closed

"The windows closed with a loud bang"

(... is a kind of turn ) become open

"The door opened"

(... is a kind of turn ) become blocked by a thrombus

"the blood vessel thrombosed"

(... is a kind of turn ) change into an ether

"etherify an alcohol"

(... is a kind of turn ) change (a compound) into an ester

(... is a kind of turn ) remove nitrogen from

"Denitrify the soil"

(... is a kind of turn ) form into or become an emulsion

"The solution emulsified"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn into cartilage

"The tissue chondrifies"

(... is a kind of turn ) become muscular or fleshy

(... is a kind of turn ) become coke

"petroleum oils coke after distillation"

(... is a kind of turn ) change to ice

"The water in the bowl froze"

(... is a kind of turn ) unite with carbon

"carburize metal"

(... is a kind of turn ) get better

"The weather improved toward evening"

(... is a kind of turn ) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(... is a kind of turn ) enter or assume a certain state or condition

"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news" "It must be getting more serious" "her face went red with anger" "She went into ecstasy" "Get going!"

(... is a kind of turn ) pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind

"fall into a trap" "She fell ill" "They fell out of favor" "Fall in love" "fall asleep" "fall prey to an imposter" "fall into a strange way of thinking" "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"

(... is a kind of turn ) bring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium

(... is a kind of turn ) cause to form a salt or ester of citric acid

(... is a kind of turn ) make secular and draw away from a religious orientation

"Ataturk secularized Turkey"

(... is a kind of turn ) become pregnant; undergo conception

"She cannot conceive" "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

(... is a kind of turn ) undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile

(... is a kind of turn ) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

(... is a kind of turn ) increase (one's body weight)

"She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

(... is a kind of turn ) take off weight

(... is a kind of turn ) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

"He relaxed in the hot tub" "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

(... is a kind of turn ) become tense, nervous, or uneasy

"He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"

(... is a kind of turn ) return to consciousness

"The patient came to quickly" "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"

(... is a kind of turn ) lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

(... is a kind of turn ) become free

"in neutral, the gears disengage"

(... is a kind of turn ) become overgrown

"The patio overgrew with ivy"

(... is a kind of turn ) gain heat or get hot

"The room heated up quickly"

(... is a kind of turn ) loose heat

"The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn into carbon, as by burning

"carbonize coal"

(... is a kind of turn ) become overcast

"the sky clouded over"

(... is a kind of turn ) come into existence through birth

"She was born on a farm"

(... is a kind of turn ) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer" "The children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully" "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

(... is a kind of turn ) be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

"His anger exploded"

(... is a kind of turn ) be unstable

"The stock market fluctuates"

(... is a kind of turn ) deteriorate in health

"he relapsed"

(... is a kind of turn ) stop sleeping

"She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

(... is a kind of turn ) make denser, stronger, or purer

"concentrate juice"

(... is a kind of turn ) crack; of the male voice in puberty

"his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn acidic

"the solution acetified"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn basic and less acidic

"the solution alkalized"

(... is a kind of turn ) convert into ions

(... is a kind of turn ) become bony

"The tissue ossified"

(... is a kind of turn ) change by catalysis or cause to catalyze

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) undergo a change or development

"The water turned into ice" "Her former friend became her worst enemy" "He turned traitor"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

"The weather turned nasty" "She grew angry"

Definition 18: change color - [verb of change]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In Vermont, the leaves turn early

(turn is a kind of ...) pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

"The weather turned nasty" "She grew angry"

(turn is a kind of ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

Definition 19: become officially one year older - [verb of change]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is turning 50 this year

(turn is a kind of ...) grow old or older

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

Definition 20: have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to - [verb of communication]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She called on her Representative to help her
  • She turned to her relatives for help

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

"appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"

Definition 21: direct at someone - [verb of competition]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She turned a smile on me
  • They turned their flashlights on the car

(turn is a kind of ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

Definition 22: shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn the legs of the table
  • turn the clay on the wheel

(turn is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) accomplish by rotating

"turn a somersault" "turn cartwheels"

Definition 23: let (something) fall or spill from a container - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn the flour onto a plate

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

(... is a kind of turn ) release contained air or gas from

"deflate the air mattress"

(... is a kind of turn ) throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

"Throw a six"

Definition 24: alter the functioning or setting of - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn the dial to 10
  • turn the heat down

(turn is a kind of ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

Definition 25: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form - [verb of contact]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bend the rod
  • twist the dough into a braid
  • the strong man could turn an iron bar

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of turn ) make a depression into

"The bicycle dented my car"

(... is a kind of turn ) cause to curve inward

"gravity incurvates the rays"

(... is a kind of turn ) twist into a state of deformity

"The wind has gnarled this old tree"

(... is a kind of turn ) bend into the shape of a crank

(... is a kind of turn ) curl, wind, or twist together

Definition 26: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow - [verb of creation]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
  • turn the earth in the Spring

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

"till the soil"

(... is a kind of turn ) plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip

(... is a kind of turn ) draw a harrow over (land)

(turn implies ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(turn belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 27: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(turn is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn in the opposite direction

"twist one's head"

(... is a kind of turn ) change direction

"The road bends"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn sharply; change direction abruptly

"The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The motorbike veered to the right"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn aside and away from an initial or intended course

(... is a kind of turn ) turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

(... is a kind of turn ) turn away or aside

"They averted their eyes when the King entered"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn outward

"These birds can splay out their toes" "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

(... is a kind of turn ) cause to turn on an axis or center

"Rotate the handle"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn on a pivot

(... is a kind of turn ) to wind or move in a spiral course

"the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action" "black smoke coiling up into the sky" "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"

(... is a kind of turn ) move in a spiral or zigzag course

(... is a kind of turn ) turn aside; turn away from

(... is a kind of turn ) turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards

(... is a kind of turn ) turn from an upright or normal position

"The big vase overturned" "The canoe tumped over"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn a corner

"the car corners"

(... is a kind of turn ) make a half turn on a horse, in dressage

(... is a kind of turn ) turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse

"flip over the pork chop" "turn over the pancakes"

(... is a kind of turn ) have a small turning radius

"My little subcompact car turns on a dime!"

(... is a kind of turn ) move by turning over or rotating

"The child rolled down the hill" "turn over on your left side"

(... is a kind of turn ) make a rolling motion or turn

"The dog rolled over"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically

"He turned around to face his opponent" "My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake"

(... is a kind of turn ) lightly throw to see which side comes up

"I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship

"The big ship was slowly porting"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction

"Turn and face your partner now"

(... is a kind of turn ) make a turn

"turn off at the parking area"

(... is a kind of turn ) move so as not face somebody or something

(... is a kind of turn ) turn to the right side

"the horse geed"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn, usually 180 degrees

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move around or rotate

"turn a key" "turn your palm this way"

Definition 28: cause to move around a center so as to show another side of - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn a page of a book

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn inside out; turn the inner surface of outward

"evert the eyelid"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn over pages

"leaf through a book" "leaf a manuscript"

Definition 29: cause to move around or rotate - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn a key
  • turn your palm this way

(turn is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of turn ) cause to turn

(... is a kind of turn ) turn (the hand or forearm) so that the back is downward or backward, or turn out (the leg)

(... is a kind of turn ) put or turn on the left side, of a ship

"port the helm"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 30: pass to the other side of - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn the corner
  • move around the obstacle

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 31: move around an axis or a center - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wheels are turning

(turn is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn on or around an axis or a center

"The Earth revolves around the Sun" "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

Definition 32: to send or let go - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion

(turn is a kind of ...) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

Definition 33: cause to move along an axis or into a new direction - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn your face to the wall
  • turn the car around
  • turn your dance partner around

(turn is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of turn ) cause to move into the opposite direction

"they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move around or rotate

"turn a key" "turn your palm this way"

Definition 34: channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction
  • people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium

(turn is a kind of ...) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

(... is a kind of turn ) turn one's interest to

"He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"

Definition 35: get by buying and selling - [verb of possession]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the company turned a good profit after a year

(turn is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(turn belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn a somersault
  • turn cartwheels

(turn is a kind of ...) get (something) done

"I did my job"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel

"turn the legs of the table" "turn the clay on the wheel"

Definition 37: undergo a change or development - [verb of stative]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water turned into ice
  • Her former friend became her worst enemy
  • He turned traitor

Synonyms for turn in the sense of this definition

(turn is a kind of ...) change in outward structure or looks

"He transformed into a monster" "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"

(... is a kind of turn ) be the essential element

"The proposal boils down to a compromise"

(... is a kind of turn ) become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

"He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

(... is a kind of turn ) form into a nucleus

"Some cells had nucleated"

(... is a kind of turn ) develop into

"This idea will never amount to anything" "nothing came of his grandiose plans"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 38: cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics - [verb of stative]

Samples where turn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him
  • The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold

(turn is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(turn has a similar meaning as ...) undergo a change or development

"The water turned into ice" "Her former friend became her worst enemy" "He turned traitor"

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