turns 1 of 2

present tense third-person singular of turn
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as in rotates
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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Relevance
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as in deviates
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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as in depends
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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as in spins
to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around all the new information made his head turn

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as in convinces
to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge he did his best to turn his new friends against his ex-wife

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turns

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noun

plural of turn
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as in bouts
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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as in acts
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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“Turns.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/turns. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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