turn to meaning


    Definition of turn to in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGturns toPRturning toPT, PPturned to
    1. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,‎ to.
      1. (said of objects) To become, to degenerate into.
        1. The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
      2. To consult for advice.
        1. When I'm in trouble, I turn to my pastor to help me. ‎
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • She started up the stairs, changed her mind, and turned to go back down.
        • In particular, our attention turns to multiplicative loops which have either a normal subloop of positive dimension or which contain a $1$-dimensional compact subgroup.
        • The two Gordon setters came obediently to heel. Sir Oswald Feiling winced as he turned to go home. He had felt a warning twinge of lumbago.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (to)
        • Verbs
          • Phrasal verbs
            • Phrasal verbs with particle (to)
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        Meaning of turn to for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "turn to" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a verb, more specifically, a phrasal verb.
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