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tur ning

  • n  the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
  • n  act of changing in practice or custom
    the law took many turnings over the years
  • n  a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
  • n  a movement in a new direction
    the turning of the wind
  • n  the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
  • n  the activity of shaping something on a lathe
  • v  change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
  • v  undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  • v  undergo a change or development
  • v  cause to move around or rotate
  • v  change to the contrary
  • v  pass to the other side of
  • v  pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
  • v  let (something) fall or spill from a container
  • v  move around an axis or a center
    The wheels are turning
  • v  cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
  • v  to send or let go
  • 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
  • v  cause to change or turn into something different; assume new characteristics
  • v  accomplish by rotating
  • v  get by buying and selling
  • 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
  • v  cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
  • v  alter the functioning or setting of
  • v  direct at someone
  • v  have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
  • v  go sour or spoil
  • v  become officially one year older
    She is turning 50 this year

  • Julie Jacobson AP Monday marks the end of August, a month with both good and bad news out of Afghanistan and the approach of a key turning point.
  • And turning in and turning 'round.
News & Articles


  • David Petraeus in CTV.ca
    We must never forget that the decisive terrain in Afghanistan is the human terrain,Petraeus wrote Sunday in a memo to his troops. "Protecting those we are here to help nonetheless does require killing, capturing or turning the insurgents....
  • Jeff Bridges in The Hindu
    Bridges, who is from a lineage of actors, said, "Thank you Mum and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession."
  • Steven Gerrard in The Canadian Press
    I think if you look back at the game as a whole, we've been beaten by the better team,England captain Steven Gerrard said. "At 2-1, if Frank's ball had stayed I think it would have been a nice turning point in the game."

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