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in turn

Definition of in turn

  1. 1 :  following one after another in a particular order <Each witness in turn gave his or her version of what happened.> <The algae feeds the fish, which in turn become food for larger sea animals.>

  2. 2 :  as a result <I supported him and expected that he, in turn, would support me.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (as a mechanical device) or the level of (as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    : :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : as


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