1. turning - noun
· the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
2. turning - noun
· act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"
3. turning - noun
· a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
4. turning - noun
· a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
5. turning - noun
· the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
6. turning - noun
· the activity of shaping something on a lathe
7. turn - verb
· 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"
8. turn - verb
· 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"
9. turn - verb
· undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
10. turn - verb
· cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
11. turn - verb
· 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"
12. turn - verb
· pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
13. turn - verb
· pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
14. turn - verb
· let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
15. turn - verb
· move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
16. turn - verb
· cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
17. turn - verb
· to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
18. turn - verb
· to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
19. turn - verb
· shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
20. turn - verb
· change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
21. turn - verb
· 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"
22. turn - verb
· 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"
23. turn - verb
· accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
24. turn - verb
· get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
25. turn - verb
· 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"
26. turn - verb
· 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"
27. turn - verb
· 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"
28. turn - verb
· alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
29. turn - verb
· direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
30. turn - verb
· 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"
31. turn - verb
· go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
32. turn - verb
· become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
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