Definition of turn round
1 : to cause a vehicle to travel in the opposite direction We turned round in someone's driveway. She turned the car round and drove back home.
2 : to change and become better or more successful The economy should turn round soon.
3 : to change (something) in a way that makes it better or more successful The new CEO has really turned the company round in the past year.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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 (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement
: 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 : such as
: having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center
: approximately round
: something (such as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round
: a knot of people
: a circle of things
: to make round
: to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)
: to pronounce with lip rounding : labialize
: all during : throughout
: to speak to in a whisper
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