1. A circular segment of a curve (synset 113891966)
    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
  2. The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course (synset 100350856)
    "he took a turn to the right"
  3. (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession (synset 100458406)
    "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
  4. An unforeseen development (synset 107437965)
    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
  5. A movement in a new direction (synset 107366212)
    "the turning of the wind"
  6. The act of turning away or in the opposite direction (synset 100347358)
    "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
  7. Turning or twisting around (in place) (synset 100346280)
    "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  8. A time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else) (synset 115317305)
    "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
  9. (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive (synset 115281525)
  10. A short performance that is part of a longer program (synset 106905066)
    "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  11. A favor for someone (synset 101229572)
    "he did me a good turn"
  12. Taking a short walk out and back (synset 100293443)
    "we took a turn in the park"
  1. Change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense (synset 201911251)
    "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"
  2. Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action (synset 200145958)
    "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
  3. Undergo a change or development (synset 202632685)
    "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
  4. Cause to move around or rotate (synset 202094251)
    "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
  5. Change to the contrary (synset 200138328)
    "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"
  6. Pass to the other side of (synset 201913805)
    "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
  7. Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute;
    Become (synset 200125649)
    "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
  8. Let (something) fall or spill from a container (synset 201439155)
    "turn the flour onto a plate"
  9. Move around an axis or a center (synset 202100445)
    "The wheels are turning"
  10. Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of (synset 202093687)
    "turn a page of a book"
  11. To send or let go (synset 201956067)
    "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  12. To break and turn over earth especially with a plow (synset 201745745)
    "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
  13. Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel (synset 201587371)
    "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
  14. Change color (synset 200283283)
    "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  15. Twist suddenly so as to sprain (synset 200090876)
    "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"
  16. Cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics (synset 202633015)
    "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
  17. Accomplish by rotating (synset 202568340)
    "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
  18. Get by buying and selling (synset 202216730)
    "the company turned a good profit after a year"
  19. Cause to move along an axis or into a new direction (synset 202094702)
    "turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"
  20. Channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something (synset 201955796)
    "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
  21. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form (synset 201282617)
    "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  22. Alter the functioning or setting of (synset 201227779)
    "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  23. Direct at someone (synset 201154355)
    "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  24. Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to (synset 200796302)
    "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help"
  25. Go sour or spoil (synset 200459426)
    "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
  26. Become officially one year older (synset 200249273)
    "She is turning 50 this year"

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