pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
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 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"
pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
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"
to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
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"
move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
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"
taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
the act of turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
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