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  • 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


  • 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."

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