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'turn' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'turn'
1. a circular segment of a curve
2. the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
he took a turn to the right
3. (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
it is my turn
4. an unforeseen development
events suddenly took an awkward turn
5. a movement in a new direction
6. the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
he made an abrupt turn away from her
7. turning or twisting around (in place)
8. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
9. (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
10. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
11. a favor for someone
he did me a good turn
12. taking a short walk out and back
we took a turn in the park

'turn' - used as a verb
13. 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
14. undergo a change or development
The water turned into ice
He turned traitor
15. 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
16. cause to move around or rotate
turn a key
turn your palm this way
17. pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
The weather turned nasty
18. to send or let go
They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion
19. pass to the other side of
turn the corner
20. move around an axis or a center
The wheels are turning
21. cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
turn a page of a book
22. change to the contrary
the tides turned against him
public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern
23. to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
turn the earth in the Spring
24. change color
In Vermont, the leaves turn early
25. 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
26. let (something) fall or spill a container
turn the flour onto a plate
27. twist suddenly so as to sprain
I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days
28. shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
turn the legs of the table
turn the clay on the wheel
29. go sour or spoil
The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
30. accomplish by rotating
turn a somersault
turn cartwheels
31. get by buying and selling
the company turned a good profit after a year
32. 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
33. 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
34. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
the strong man could turn an iron bar
35. alter the functioning or setting of
turn the dial to 10
turn the heat down
36. direct at someone
She turned a smile on me
They turned their flashlights on the car
37. have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
She turned to her relatives for help
38. become officially one year older
She is turning 50 this year

derived forms
1. Turn / Plural
2. Turn / Past
3. Turn / Third Person
4. Turn / Present Participle
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Fact of the day
Due to sugar shortages to make candy during World War II, movie theatre owners turned to popcorn, which is now the best selling snack at movie theatres today.