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KK Pronunciation

〔 tFn 〕


〔 tәːn 〕

Overview of noun turn

The noun turn has 12 senses

  • bend, crook, twist, turn -- (a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path")

  • turn, turning -- (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right")

  • turn, play -- ((game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play")

  • turn, turn of events, twist -- (an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn")

  • turning, turn -- (a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind")

  • turn -- (the act of turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her")

  • twist, turn -- (turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room")

  • go, spell, tour, turn -- (a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work")

  • turn, bout, round -- ((sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive)

  • act, routine, number, turn, bit -- (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")

  • turn, good turn -- (a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn")

  • turn -- (taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park")

Overview of verb turn

The verb turn has 26 senses

  • 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")

  • 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")

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

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

  • 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")

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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")

  • 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")

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

  • 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")

  • 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")

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

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

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • 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")

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

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

  • 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")

  • sour, turn, ferment, work -- (go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out")

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