Definition of Turn


  • taking a short walk out and back
    "we took a turn in the park"
  • a favor for someone
    "he did me a good turn"
    - good turn
  • a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    "he did his act three times every evening"
    "she had a catchy little routine"
    "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  • (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
  • a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    "it's my go"
    "a spell of work"
  • turning or twisting around (in place)
    "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  • the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
    "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
  • a movement in a new direction
    "the turning of the wind"
  • an unforeseen development
    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
    - turn of events
  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
    "it is my turn"
    "it is still my play"
  • the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    "he took a turn to the right"
  • a circular segment of a curve
    "a bend in the road"
    "a crook in the path"


  • become officially one year older
    "She is turning 50 this year"
  • go sour or spoil
    "The milk has soured"
    "The wine worked"
    "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
  • 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"
    - call on
  • direct at someone
    "She turned a smile on me"
    "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • alter the functioning or setting of
    "turn the dial to 10"
    "turn the heat down"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • get by buying and selling
    "the company turned a good profit after a year"
  • accomplish by rotating
    "turn a somersault"
    "turn cartwheels"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • change color
    "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  • shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
    "turn the legs of the table"
    "turn the clay on the wheel"
  • to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"
    "turn the earth in the Spring"
  • to send or let go
    "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  • cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
    "turn a page of a book"
    - turn over
  • move around an axis or a center
    "The wheels are turning"
  • let (something) fall or spill from a container
    "turn the flour onto a plate"
  • pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute
    "The weather turned nasty"
    "She grew angry"
  • pass to the other side of
    "turn the corner"
    "move around the obstacle"
    - move around
  • 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"
    - change by reversal
  • cause to move around or rotate
    "turn a key"
    "turn your palm this way"
  • undergo a change or development
    "The water turned into ice"
    "Her former friend became her worst enemy"
    "He turned traitor"
  • 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"
    - change state
  • 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"
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Unscramble turn

12 unscramble word found using the letters turn.

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