Adjective: turned turnd
Verb: turn turn
- Moved around an axis or centre
- In an unpalatable state
- off, sour
- 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"
- 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
- Undergo a change or development
"The water turned into ice"; "He turned traitor";
- Cause to move around or rotate
"turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
- Change to the contrary
"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, reverse
- Pass to the other side of
"turn the corner";
- move around
- Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
"The weather turned nasty";
- Let (something) fall or spill from a container
"turn the flour onto a plate";
- Move around an axis or a centre
"The wheels are turning"
- Cause to move around a centre so as to show another side of
"turn a page of a book";
- turn over
- To send or let go
"They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
- (farming) to break and turn over earth especially with a plough
"turn the earth in the spring";
- plow [N. Amer], plough [Brit, Cdn]
- Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
"turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
- Change colour
"In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
- Twist suddenly so as to sprain
"I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days";
- twist, sprain, wrench, wrick, rick
- Cause to change 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"
- Accomplish by rotating
"turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
- Get by buying and selling
"the company turned a good profit after a year"
- 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"
- Channel one's attention, interest or thought toward or away from something
"The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
- Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
"the strong man could turn an iron bar";
- flex, bend, deform, twist
- Alter the functioning or setting of
"turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
- Direct at someone
"She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
- Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
"She turned to her relatives for help";
- call on
- Go sour or spoil
"The cream has turned--we have to throw it out";
- sour, ferment, work
- Become officially one year older
"She is turning 50 this year"
See also: inside-out, inverted, overturned, reversed, revolved, rotated, soured, turn around, turn away, turn back, turn off, turn on, turn to, upset, upside-down, upturned, wrong-side-out
Type of: acquire, age, aim, alter, appeal, change, change form, change shape, channel, channelise [Brit], channelize, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], control, deform, direct, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], displace, do, form, get, get on, go, injure, invoke, locomote, maturate, mature, metamorphose, modify, move, operate, perform, send, senesce, shape, take, take aim, till, train, transfer, transform, transmit, transmute, transport, travel, wound
Encyclopedia: Turned, Ground, and Polished Turn, Lancashire