Associations to the word «Turn»


TURN, verb. (heading) Non-linear physical movement.
TURN, verb. (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.
TURN, verb. (transitive) To change the direction or orientation of, especially by rotation.
TURN, verb. (intransitive) To change one's direction of travel.
TURN, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To change the course of.
TURN, verb. (transitive) To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe.
TURN, verb. (by extension) To give form to; to shape or mould; to adapt.
TURN, verb. (transitive) To position (something) by folding it, or using its folds.
TURN, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To navigate through a book or other printed material.
TURN, verb. (transitive) (cricket) Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
TURN, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
TURN, verb. (heading) (intransitive) To change condition or attitude.
TURN, verb. To become (begin to be).
TURN, verb. To change the color of the leaves in the autumn.
TURN, verb. To change fundamentally; to metamorphose.
TURN, verb. (intransitive) To sour or spoil; to go bad.
TURN, verb. (transitive) To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle.
TURN, verb. To hinge; to depend.
TURN, verb. To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.
TURN, verb. To change personal condition.
TURN, verb. (professional wrestling) To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.
TURN, verb. To become giddy; said of the head or brain.
TURN, verb. To sicken; to nauseate.
TURN, verb. To be nauseated; said of the stomach.
TURN, verb. (obsolete) (reflexive) To change one's course of action; to take a new approach.
TURN, verb. (transitive) (usually with over) To complete.
TURN, verb. (transitive) (soccer) Of a player, to go past an opposition player with the ball in one's control.
TURN, verb. To undergo the process of turning on a lathe.
TURN, verb. (obstetrics) To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
TURN, verb. (printing) (dated) To invert a type of the same thickness, as a temporary substitute for any sort which is exhausted.
TURN, verb. (archaic) To translate.
TURN, noun. A change of direction or orientation.
TURN, noun. A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation.
TURN, noun. A single loop of a coil.
TURN, noun. A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others.
TURN, noun. One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.
TURN, noun. A figure in music, often denoted ~, consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below the one indicated, and the note itself again.
TURN, noun. (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.
TURN, noun. A fit or a period of giddiness.
TURN, noun. A change in temperament or circumstance.
TURN, noun. (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight).
TURN, noun. (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em.
TURN, noun. (poker) (obsolete) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em.
TURN, noun. A deed done to another.
TURN, noun. (rope) A pass behind or through an object.
TURN, noun. Character; personality; nature.
TURN, noun. (soccer) An instance of going past an opposition player with the ball in one's control.
TURN A BLIND EYE, verb. (idiomatic) To ignore or deliberately overlook, especially with respect to something unpleasant or improper, to look the other way. To knowingly refuse to acknowledge something which you know to be real.
TURN A CORNER, verb. (idiomatic) Alternative form of turn the corner
TURN A DEAF EAR, verb. (idiomatic) to refuse to listen or hear something
TURN A HAIR, verb. (idiomatic) (especially in the negative) To become afraid or visibly upset
TURN A NEW LEAF, verb. Alternative form of turn over a new leaf
TURN A PHRASE, verb. (idiomatic) To create a particular linguistic expression which is strikingly clear, appropriate, and memorable.
TURN A PROFIT, verb. (idiomatic) To obtain profit from an investment.
TURN A PROFIT, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To gain money or to gain materially.
TURN A TRICK, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) (of a prostitute) To perform a sexual service for a customer.
TURN ABOUT, noun. (rare) Alternative spelling of turnabout
TURN ABOUT, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To revolve.
TURN ABOUT, verb. (dated) (intransitive) To reverse one's position; to turn round.
TURN ABOUT, verb. (obsolete) (reflexive) To turn (oneself) around.
TURN ABOUT, verb. (transitive) To change or reverse the position of.
TURN ABOUT, verb. (transitive) To turn (something) one way and then another; to move about.
TURN AGAINST, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To rebel or oppose to something formerly supported.
TURN AGAINST, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To set against or in opposition to something.
TURN AGAINST, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To use to the disadvantage or injury of.
TURN AND BANK INDICATOR, noun. An aircraft instrument that shows both the aircraft's rate of turn about the vertical axis and also the amount of banking about the longitudinal axis.
TURN AND TURN ABOUT, adverb. By equal alternating periods of service or duty; by turns.
TURN AROUND, noun. Alternative spelling of turnaround
TURN AROUND, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (reflexive) To physically rotate horizontally 360 degrees.
TURN AROUND, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (reflexive) To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.
TURN AROUND, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (reflexive) (sports) To reverse the expected outcome of a game, usually from a losing position to a winning one.
TURN AROUND, verb. (transitive) (business) (management) To reverse a trend, usually towards a more favorable outcome; to return (a business, department) to effectiveness, profitability, etc.
TURN AROUND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (colloquial) To be duplicitous.
TURN AROUND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (of an idea) To consider from a different viewpoint.
TURN AROUND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (colloquial) (often with a unit of time) To produce; to output; to generate
TURN AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) (buzzword) (with "180 degrees") To effect a positive reversal of a trend.
TURN AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) (buzzword) (with "360 degrees") To make a situation worse by trying to make it better.
TURN AROUNDS, noun. Plural of turn around
TURN AWAY, verb. (intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
TURN AWAY, verb. (intransitive) to bend or turn from a fixed course
TURN AWAY, verb. (transitive) to refuse to admit someone
TURN AWAY, verb. (transitive) to avert or deflect something
TURN AWAY, verb. (transitive) (dated) to dismiss from service
TURN BACK, verb. (intransitive) To reverse direction and retrace one's steps.
TURN BACK, verb. To return to a previous state of being.
TURN BACK, verb. (transitive) To prevent or refuse to allow passage or progress.
TURN BACK, verb. {lb|en|transitive}} To adjust to a previous setting.
TURN BACK, verb. (transitive) To fold something back; to fold down.
TURN BACK, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To give back; to return.
TURN BACK THE CLOCK, verb. (figuratively) To return to a previous state.
TURN BENCH, noun. A simple portable lathe, used on a bench by clockmakers and watchmakers.
TURN BUTTON, noun. A simple fastener, for a door or window, consisting of a short bar that rotates about a pivot attached to the frame
TURN CAP, noun. A sort of chimney cap which turns round with the wind so as to present its opening to the leeward.
TURN DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To refuse, decline, or deny.
TURN DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
TURN DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
TURN FLUKES, verb. Of a whale: to go under, dive.
TURN FLUKES, verb. (nautical slang) To turn in, go to bed.
TURN HEADS, verb. (idiomatic) To garner a considerable amount of attention.
TURN IN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to submit something; to give
TURN IN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to relinquish; give up; to tell on someone to the authorities (especially to turn someone in)
TURN IN, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to go to sleep; retire to bed
TURN IN, verb. (soccer) To convert a goal using a turning motion of the body.
TURN IN ONE'S GRAVE, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,‎ in,‎ one's,‎ grave.
TURN IN ONE'S GRAVE, verb. (idiomatic) to be appalled, offended or disgusted by something, despite being deceased
TURN INSIDE-OUT, verb. (sports) To make a player (especially a defender) turn the wrong way and hence get past him
TURN INSIDE-OUT, verb. To place the outer surface inside and put the inside surface to the outside.
TURN INTO, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To transform into; become.
TURN INTO, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To transform into; cause to become.
TURN INTO A PUMPKIN, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To go to bed; to go to sleep (especially at, or around midnight).
TURN INTO A PUMPKIN, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) Used to indicate a curfew, or the time by which one must depart.
TURN LOOSE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To release or let go; to permit (someone or something) to roam freely or to act freely.
TURN OF EVENTS, noun. (idiomatic) A deviation from the expected course of events.
TURN OF PHRASE, noun. (idiomatic) An expression which is worded in a distinctive way, especially one which is particularly memorable or artful.
TURN OF THE CENTURY, noun. The beginning or end of a certain century.
TURN OF THE SCREW, noun. One step in a gradual imposition of restrictions.
TURN OF THE YEAR, noun. Approximately at the end of one year and the beginning of the next.
TURN OFF, verb. (transitive) To power down; to stop a device by switching it off.
TURN OFF, verb. (transitive) To repulse, disgust, or discourage.
TURN OFF, verb. (intransitive) To leave a road; to exit.
TURN ON, verb. (transitive) To depend upon; to pivot around, to have as a central subject. [from 17th c.]
TURN ON, verb. (transitive) To set a flow of (water, gas, electricity etc.) running. [from 19th c.]
TURN ON, verb. (transitive) To power up (a device), to start, to cause to start operating.
TURN ON, verb. (intransitive) (of a device) To start operating; to power up, to become on. [from 19th c.]
TURN ON, verb. ​(transitive) To violently rebel against; to suddenly attack. [from 19th c.]
TURN ON, verb. (transitive) To fill with enthusiasm; to intoxicate, give pleasure to ( + to an object of interest or excitement). [from 20th c.]
TURN ON, verb. (transitive) To sexually arouse. [from 20th c.]
TURN ON, verb. (transitive) (slang) To cause to take up drugs, especially hallucinogens.
TURN ON A DIME, verb. (intransitive) (US) to have a small turning circle
TURN ON ITS HEAD, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To turn upside-down; to invert.
TURN ON ITS HEAD, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to completely change
TURN ON ONE'S HEEL, verb. (idiomatic) To suddenly turn away from someone or something in order to depart rapidly, especially as expressive of haughtiness, disapproval, or evasiveness.
TURN ONE ON, verb. (idiomatic) To excite (often sexually), to increase interest.
TURN ONE'S BACK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To cease paying attention to something.
TURN ONE'S BACK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (with "on") To forsake, to abandon; to ignore.
TURN ONE'S COAT, verb. (idiom) To turn against a previous affiliation or allegiance.
TURN ONE'S HAND TO, verb. To adapt or apply oneself to; to engage in.
TURN ONE'S NOSE UP, verb. (idiomatic) (with "at") Alternative form of turn up one's nose
TURN OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To result; end up.
TURN OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To attend; show up.
TURN OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To extinguish a light or other device
TURN OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To become apparent or known, especially (as) it turns out
TURN OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To produce; make.
TURN OUT, verb. (intransitive) To leave a road.
TURN OUT, verb. (transitive) To remove from a mould, bowl etc.
TURN OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To refuse service or shelter; to eject or evict.
TURN OVER, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,‎ over.
TURN OVER, verb. To flip over; to rotate uppermost to bottom.
TURN OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
TURN OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To transfer.
TURN OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To produce, complete, or cycle through.
TURN OVER, verb. (transitive) To mull, ponder
TURN OVER, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To spin the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine using the starter or hand crank in an attempt to make it run.
TURN OVER, verb. (transitive) (sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
TURN OVER A NEW LEAF, verb. (idiomatic) To engage in self-improvement; to begin a good habit or shed a bad habit.
TURN OVER IN ONE'S GRAVE, verb. (US) Alternative form of turn in one's grave
TURN ROUND, verb. (intransitive) To revolve or rotate around a centre.
TURN ROUND, verb. (intransitive) To turn so as to be facing in the opposite direction.
TURN ROUND, verb. (intransitive) To change one's opinion or attitude (especially when becoming hostile etc.).
TURN ROUND, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To make revolve, rotate.
TURN ROUND, verb. (transitive) To put into an opposing position; to reverse.
TURN ROUND, verb. (transitive) To make (a ship, airplane etc.) ready for departure.
TURN ROUND, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To process; to complete work on (something), especially with a view to sending it on in a finished state.
TURN SIGNAL, noun. (US) (automotive) each of the flashing lights on each side of a vehicle which indicate a turn is being made to left or right, or a lane change etc.
TURN SOMEONE'S CRANK, verb. (idiomatic) To arouse a person's interest or passion; to excite someone.
TURN SOMEONE'S HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To influence someone in a manner that significantly changes his or her behavior.
TURN SOMEONE'S HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To attract someone's romantic interest.
TURN TAIL, verb. (idiomatic) To turn away from someone or something, in preparation for running away; to reverse direction; to leave or flee.
TURN THE AIR BLUE, verb. (idiomatic) To speak a stream of bad language; to curse and swear.
TURN THE CORNER, verb. (idiomatic) To pass the most critical point of some process; to pass out of danger.
TURN THE FROWN UPSIDE DOWN, verb. To become happy after being sad.
TURN THE OTHER CHEEK, verb. (idiomatic) To accept a punishment or an injury and not act out revenge or retaliate.
TURN THE PAGE, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see To proceed to the next page in a book.
TURN THE PAGE, verb. (idiomatic) To move on to new involvements or activities; to make a fresh start.
TURN THE SCALE, verb. (idiomatic) To turn to one side a balanced situation.
TURN THE SCREW, verb. (idiomatic) To increase the pressure of a situation
TURN THE TABLE, verb. Alternative form of turn the tables
TURN THE TABLES, verb. (idiomatic) To reverse a situation, such that the advantage has shifted to the party which was previously disadvantaged.
TURN THE TIDE, verb. (idiomatic) To make a change, or reversal of general opinion.
TURN TO, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,‎ to.
TURN TO, verb. (said of objects) To become, to degenerate into.
TURN TO, verb. To consult for advice.
TURN TO CUSTARD, verb. (New Zealand) To go badly awry.
TURN TO DUST, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to die
TURN TRICKS, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) To work as a prostitute, providing sexual services for money.
TURN TURK, verb. (obsolete) To convert to Islam.
TURN TURTLE, verb. To turn upside down. Commonly used for boats and ships that capsize and turn through 180° so their hulls are above their superstructure, but it can refer to any vehicle in a similar position.
TURN TURTLE, verb. (surfing) To roll upside-down with one's surfboard (usually a longboard) to allow a wave (usually an already broken wave) to pass over.
TURN UP, verb. (intransitive) To show up; to appear suddenly or unexpectedly.
TURN UP, verb. (transitive) To increase the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
TURN UP, verb. (transitive) To reposition by rotating, flipping, etc. upwards.
TURN UP, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To belay or make fast a line on a cleat or pin.
TURN UP, noun. A stroke of good luck.
TURN UP FOR THE BOOK, noun. (idiomatic) a very unexpected, usually pleasant, surprise.
TURN UP ONE'S NOSE, verb. To make the gesture of raising one's nose, as a sign of scorn, contempt or disgust.
TURN UP ONE'S NOSE, verb. (idiomatic) (with "at") To regard with contempt or scorn, especially in conjunction with the gesture of raising one's nose; to treat with contempt or scorn; to ignore or disregard in a contemptuous or scornful way.
TURN UP ONE'S NOSE, verb. (idiomatic) (with "at") To refuse, especially with disgust, contempt or scorn, and especially in conjunction with the gesture of raising one's nose; to refuse with apparent disregard about offending the offerer.
TURN UP TRUMPS, verb. (idiomatic) To achieve success at something, especially unexpectedly.
TURN UPSIDE DOWN, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To flip over; to rotate top to bottom
TURN UPSIDE DOWN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To thoroughly examine.

Dictionary definition

TURN, noun. A circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path".
TURN, noun. The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right".
TURN, noun. (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play".
TURN, noun. An unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn".
TURN, noun. A movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind".
TURN, noun. The act of turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her".
TURN, noun. Turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room".
TURN, noun. A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work".
TURN, noun. (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive.
TURN, 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".
TURN, noun. A favor for someone; "he did me a good turn".
TURN, noun. Taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park".
TURN, 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".
TURN, 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".
TURN, verb. Undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor".
TURN, verb. Cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way".
TURN, 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".
TURN, verb. Pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle".
TURN, verb. Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry".
TURN, verb. Let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate".
TURN, verb. Move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning".
TURN, verb. Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book".
TURN, verb. To send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion".
TURN, 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".
TURN, 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".
TURN, verb. Change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early".
TURN, 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".
TURN, 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".
TURN, verb. Accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels".
TURN, verb. Get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year".
TURN, 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".
TURN, 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 millennium".
TURN, 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".
TURN, verb. Alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down".
TURN, verb. Direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car".
TURN, 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".
TURN, verb. Go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out".
TURN, verb. Become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo