turn under

1 of 2

verb

transitive verb

1
: to bend or fold downward or underneath
pull the end of the sheet down and turn it under
2
: to put (as soil) underneath from the surface by plowing or digging

intransitive verb

: to bend or curve toward the underside

turn-under

2 of 2

noun

plural -s
1
: the act of turning under
2
: a curving at or toward the underside or the amount of such curvature

Word History

Etymology

Noun

turn under

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“Turn under.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20under. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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