- v change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face
She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs
- v 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
- v undergo a change or development
The water turned into ice
He turned traitor
- v cause to move around or rotate
- v 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
- v pass to the other side of
- v pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
The weather turned nasty
- v let (something) fall or spill from a container
- v move around an axis or a center
- v cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
- v to send or let go
They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion
- v to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
- v shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
- v change color
- v twist suddenly so as to sprain
I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days
- v cause to change or turn into something different; assume new characteristics
The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him
- v accomplish by rotating
- v get by buying and selling
the company turned a good profit after a year
- v cause to move along an axis or into a new direction
- v channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction
- v cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
- v alter the functioning or setting of
- v direct at someone
She turned a smile on me
They turned their flashlights on the car
- v have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
She turned to her relatives for help
- v go sour or spoil
The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
- v become officially one year older
- a moved around an axis or center
- s in an unpalatable state
- That spunky attitude has turned the young entertainer into an unlikely cause clbre for South Korea's growing women's rights movement.
- Moreover, the way the company makes cars has turned the world's automotive industry on its ear.
- How the upheavals of 1968 turned a Vatican II reformer into an ardent conservative: What Should He Do? American Catholics suggest priorities for the new Pontiff.
News & Articles
- NYRA hearing turned on ear by union members
ELMONT, N.Y. – A public hearing at Belmont Park on Saturday morning turned rowdy and raucous when union members, unhappy with the pace of contract negotiations, shouted down members of the New York Racing Association’s management team.
June 15, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
- Caddie-turned author John Dunn on getting chewed out by Joe Pesci and what it's like to get a $1,000 tip
Caddie-turned author John Dunn discusses getting chewed out by Joe Pesci, $1,000 tips, and making his dying father proud.
June 14, 2013 - Golf Magazine
- Report: Wallace turned down better offer
Wide receiver Mike Wallace had 60 million reasons to spend the next the next five years with the Miami Dolphins, and turned down a more lucrative offer from the Minnesota Vikings, his father told USA Today Sports.
June 13, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
- Bryan Cranston in The Associated Press
It's a double celebration,said Cranston. "It's my 21st anniversary today. However, when I turned to my wife and said, 'Is being nominated enough of an anniversary present for you?' And she said, 'No.' I went, 'OK. I'll be right back.' We...
- Steve Jobs in San Jose Mercury News
This is the most successful product launch in Apple's history,Apple CEO Steve Jobs said. "Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply."
- Britney Spears in Edmonton Journal
Spears also told the magazine: "If my sons told me they wanted to be in the entertainment business, I'd lock them in their rooms until they turned 30."