Textual thesaurus for "turn"

(noun) twist

turning or twisting around (in place)

with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

(noun) turning

the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

he took a turn to the right

(noun) play

(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

it is my turn; it is still my play

(noun) good turn

a favor for someone

he did me a good turn

(noun) act, bit, number, routine

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

(noun) turning

a movement in a new direction

the turning of the wind

(noun) turn of events, twist

an unforeseen development

events suddenly took an awkward turn

(noun) crook, bend, twist

a circular segment of a curve

a bend in the road; a crook in the path

(noun) round, bout

(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

(noun) spell, go, tour

a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

it's my go; a spell of work

(verb) sprain, rick, wrench, wrick, twist

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

(verb) grow

pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

The weather turned nasty; She grew angry

(verb) change by reversal, 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

(verb) change state

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

(verb) ferment, work, sour

go sour or spoil

The milk has soured; The wine worked; The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

(verb) call on

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

(verb) twist, bend, flex, deform

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

(verb) release

let (something) fall or spill from a container

turn the flour onto a plate

(verb) plough, plow

to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week; turn the earth in the Spring

(verb) move around

pass to the other side of

turn the corner; move around the obstacle

(verb) turn over

cause to move around a center so as to show another side of

turn a page of a book

(verb) become

undergo a change or development

The water turned into ice; Her former friend became her worst enemy; He turned traitor