turn

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈt3ːrn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/tɝn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tûrn)


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turn

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. turn the [wheel, handle]
  2. turn to [open, close, secure]
  3. turn (it) to the [right]
  4. the [car, bus] turned (to the) [right, left]
  5. turn the [statue, chair] to the [right]
  6. the [car] turned the corner
  7. turn at the [corner, intersection, next left]
  8. [believe, think, feel as though] we have turned a corner
  9. the tide has turned
  10. [everyone, they all] turned and [stared, looked]
  11. she turned and walked away
  12. turn around (and)
  13. turning in circles
  14. turn [towards, away from]
  15. turn in the [application, assignment, exam]
  16. turn it in [late, on time]
  17. [he, the suspect] turned himself in
  18. will turn up [sooner or later, soon enough, eventually]
  19. turned up [in the woods, under the couch, at the school]
  20. [she, your phone] will turn up
  21. turned up at the [party, house, meeting]
  22. turned up [early, late, eventually] (for)
  23. turn [up, down] the [sound, volume, movie]
  24. turn the [sound] [up]
  25. turn [on, off] the [lights, TV]
  26. turn the [lights] [on]
  27. let's turn the page
  28. turned (over) the page
  29. turn over the [paper, book]
  30. turn the [paper] over
  31. turned down the corner of the [book, paper]
  32. turn down the [sheets, bedsheets]
  33. turn down the [offer, job, interview]
  34. [everything, she] will turn out [OK, all right]
  35. it turns out (that)
  36. as it turned out
  37. [chair, sofa, couch] that turns into a bed
  38. turn your [passion, hobby] into [profit, a business, a career]
  39. turned [it, the problem] into an opportunity
  40. the [allies, friends, teammates] turned on each other
  41. [the dog, his friend] turned on him
  42. the [meal, flight, rollercoaster, sight] turned my stomach
  43. turn [our gaze, your attention] to
  44. turned the tables on him
  45. [he, the weather] turned bad
  46. turned [informant, traitor] (against)
  47. turned tail and [ran, fled]
  48. (would be) turning in his grave
  49. turn over a new leaf
  50. turned the tables on (her rival)
n
  1. [make, take] a [sharp, sudden, tight, U] turn
  2. [made] an about turn
  3. was a [sharp] turn in the road
  4. the [story, movie, day] took [a complete, an unexpected] turn
  5. it's your turn
  6. it's her turn to [roll, speak, go, play]
  7. [rolled, speak] out of turn
  8. is it my turn?
  9. whose turn is it?
  10. her [mother, sister, son] took a bad turn
  11. had a [bad, funny] turn
  12. took a turn for the [worse, better]
  13. take it in turns (to)
  14. take turns [making breakfast, doing the ironing]
  15. gave the [wheel, knob, chair] a turn
  16. a turn of the [handle, wrench, dial, wrist]
  17. a [clever, smart] turn of phrase
  18. at the turn of the [century, millennium]
  19. they [betrayed, thwarted, stopped] us at every turn
n as adj
  1. that's a turn-up for the books
  2. wearing turn-ups
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