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Overview of verb turn

The verb turn has 26 senses? (first 15 from tagged texts)
1. (187) turn

(change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

2. (21) change state, turn

(undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

3. (12) become, turn

(undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor")

4. (8) turn

(cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way")

5. (7) change by reversal, turn, reverse

(change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")

6. (5) turn, move around

(pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle")

7. (5) turn, grow

(pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry")

8. (2) turn, release

(let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate")

9. (1) turn

(move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning")

10. (1) turn, turn over

(cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book")

11. (1) turn

(to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion")

12. (1) plow, plough, turn

(to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring")

13. (1) turn

(shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel")

14. (1) turn

(change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early")

15. (1) twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick

(twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days")

16. turn

(cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics; "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold")

17. turn

(accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels")

18. turn

(get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year")

19. turn

(cause to move along an axis or into a new direction; "turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around")

20. turn

(channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium")

21. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn

(cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")

22. turn

(alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down")

23. turn

(direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car")

24. call on, turn

(have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help")

25. sour, turn, ferment, work

(go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned

26. turn

(become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year")


Overview of adj turned

The adj turned has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) turned

(moved around an axis or center)

2. off, sour, turned

(in an unpalatable state; "sour milk")

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