[noun] a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path" Synonyms: bend, crook
[noun] the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right" Synonyms: ing
[noun] the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play" Synonyms: play
[noun] an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn" Synonyms: of events, twist
[noun] a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind" Synonyms: ing
[noun] turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
[noun] turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room" Synonyms: twist
[noun] a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" Synonyms: go, spell, tour
[noun] (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive Synonyms: bout, round
[noun] a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "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: act, routine, number, bit
[noun] a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn" Synonyms: good
[noun] taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
[verb] 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"
[verb] undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor" Synonyms: become
[verb] 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" Synonyms: change state
[verb] cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
[verb] pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry" Synonyms: grow
[verb] to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
[verb] pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle" Synonyms: move around
[verb] move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
[verb] cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book" Synonyms: over
[verb] change to the contrary; "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: change by reversal, reverse
[verb] to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring" Synonyms: plow, plough
[verb] change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
[verb] 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"
[verb] let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate" Synonyms: release
[verb] twist suddenly so as to sprain; "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: twist, sprain, wrench, wrick, rick
[verb] shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
[verb] go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned Synonyms: sour, ferment, work
[verb] accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
[verb] get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
[verb] 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"
[verb] 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 millenium"
[verb] cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar" Synonyms: flex, bend, deform, twist
[verb] alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
[verb] direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
[verb] have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help" Synonyms: call on
[verb] become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"