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turn

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1 a relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure
  • Would you care to take a turn around the garden?
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2 an act of kind assistance
  • One good turn deserves another.
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4 something that curves or is curved
  • Right after this turn in the road you'll find the antiques shop on the right.
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5 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder
  • a sudden turn of dizziness that may have been brought on by a change in her medication
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6 a performance regularly presented by an individual or group
  • Between the show's two major musical acts, there was a short turn by a juggling troupe.
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turn

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1 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis
  • turned the doorknob as quietly as possible
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2 to change the course or direction of (something)
  • The dog turned the stampeding flock of sheep around.
  • He turned his cart uphill.
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3 to change one's course or direction
  • We turned left at the light.
  • The storm unexpectedly turned south and missed our area.
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4 to eventually have as a state or quality
  • will turn 12 in six months
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5 to move in circles around an axis or center
  • The wheels turned, but the car was hopelessly stuck and wasn't moving.
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6 to give serious and careful thought to
  • We turned the question every which way but could find no answer.
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beat one's brains out (about), chew on, cudgel one's brains (about), look at

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7 to be determined by, based on, or subject (to)
  • What we do next turns on your answer to the following question.
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8 to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
  • All the new information made his head turn.
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9 to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge
  • He tried to turn his new friends against us.
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