turn


turn
I
n.
change of direction
direction

1) to make, negotiate a turn (to negotiate a difficult turn)

2) to take a turn (the conversation took an interesting turn)

3) a left; right; sharp turn; U-turn (to make a U-turn)

4) a turn to (a turn to the right)

proper order, opportunity

5) to take one's turn

6) to take turns at; with (we took turns with them standing/at standing guard)

7) to wait one's turn

8) smb.'s turn comes (my turn came)

9) smb.'s turn to + inf. (it's my turn to drive)

10) by turns

11) in turn; out of turn

change

12) to take a turn (the situation took a turn for the better)

13) a dramatic; favorable; unexpected; unfavorable turn (events took a dramatic turn for the worse)

14) at the turn (of the century)

short walk

15) to take a turn (let's take a turn around/round the park)

shock

16) to give smb. a turn (the revelation gave me quite a turn)

misc.

17) at every turn ('on every occasion'); to do smb. a good turn ('to do smb. a favor')

II
v.

1) ('to change direction') to turn abruptly, sharply

2) (d; intr., tr.) to turn against ('to become antagonistic towards'); ('to make antagonistic towards') (to turn against one's friends; what turned him against us?)

3) (d; intr.) to turn for; to ('to resort to') (she had to turn to her family for help)

4) (d; intr.) ('to shift') to turn from; to (let's turn from this topic to a more pleasant one; to turn to a new field)

5) (D; intr.) ('to change direction') to turn into, onto (to turn into a side street)

6) (d; intr., tr.) to turn into, to ('to be converted, transformed into'); ('to convert, transform into') (caterpillars turn into butterflies; freezing water turns into ice; his love turned to hate; they turned the meeting into a brawl; the incident turned her into a better person)

7) (D; intr.) to turn off ('to leave') (to turn off the main road)

8) (d; intr.) to turn on ('to attack') (to turn on smb. in anger)

9) (d; intr.) to turn on, upon ('to depend, hinge on') (everything turns on the judge's interpretation of the law)

10) (D; intr.) ('to change direction') to turn to (to turn to the right)

11) (d; intr.) ('to direct one's attention, efforts') to turn to (to turn to a new subject; she turned to the study of art)

12) (d; tr.) ('to direct') to turn to, towards (to turn one's attention to a new problem; turn your face towards the mirror; you should not turn your back to the audience)

13) (D; intr.) to turn towards ('to face') (turn towards me)

14) (N; used with an adjective) ('to cause to become') we turn ed the dog loose; worry turned her hair gray

15) (S) to turn traitor; she turn ed pale

16) (misc.) to turn one's back on smb. ('to reject smb.') (see the Usage Note for grow)

* * *
[tɜːn]
sharp turn
sharply
she turn ed pale
unexpected
worry turned her hair gray
out of turn ('change')
to ('to be converted, transformed into')
to do smb. a good turn ('to do smb. a favor')
unfavorable turn (events took a dramatic turn for the worse)
upon (everything turns on the judge's interpretation of the law; 'to depend, hinge on')
to (she had to turn to her family for help; 'to resort to')
U-turn (to make a U-turn)
negotiate a turn (to negotiate a difficult turn)
onto (to turn into a side street)
towards (to turn one's attention to a new problem; turn your face towards the mirror; you should not turn your back to the audience)
with (we took turns with them standing/at standing guard)
('to change direction') to turnabruptly
(D; intr.) ('to change direction') to turn into
(N; used with an adjective) ('to cause to become') we turned the dog loose
(S) to turn traitor
(d; intr.) ('to shift') to turn from
(d; intr.) to turn for
(d; intr.) to turn on
(d; tr.) ('to direct') to turn to
['change of direction'] ['direction'] to make
['proper order, opportunity'] to take one's turn
a dramatic
a left
by turns
in turn
to take turns at
to wait one's turn
['misc. '] at every turn ('on every occasion')
(d; intr., tr.) to turn against ('to become antagonistic towards')
a turn to (a turn to the right)
smb. 's turn to + inf. (it's my turn to drive)
['short walk'] to take a turn (let's take a turn around/round the park)
smb. 's turn comes (my turn came)
at the turn (of the century)
(misc.) to turn one's back on smb. (see the Usage Note for grow; 'to reject smb. ')
['shock'] to give smb. a turn (the revelation gave me quite a turn)
to take a turn (the situation took a turn for the better)
(D; intr.) to turn off (to turn off the main road; 'to leave')
(d; intr.) to turn on (to turn on smb. in anger; 'to attack')
(d; intr.) ('to direct one's attention, efforts') to turn to (to turn to a new subject; she turned to the study of art)
(D; intr.) ('to change direction') to turn to (to turn to the right)
(D; intr.) to turn towards (turn towards me; 'to face')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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