turnEN[tɜːn] [tɝn] [-ɜː(r)n]
- Examples of turn
- I missed the sign at the corner so I took the wrong turn.
- Each man in the long line knows that if an advance is made some of them will not see the sun set, and he cannot shake off the feeling that perhaps his turn has come to join the silent majority.
- The most reliable simulation predicts that the hurricane will turn north.
- (1933) Perhaps Nature is sphinxing us on purpose. Whatever her objects may be, perhaps she gets her work done better when she appeals to our gambling instincts. If you knew for certain exactly how your marriage was going to turn out ...
- If you have a burst pipe turn the water off at the stopcock.
- That's never going to turn into hot streetwear, is it?
- I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.
- Some evolutionary theorists stress that cultural innovation allows human beings to overcome the blind stumblings of natural selection: we deliberately solve a problem and pass on that solution to our descendants, who improve on it in turn.
- Up to this point we have been concentrating on varying combinations of strength and endurance, but we will now turn to methods of developing either superstrength or superendurance with weights.
- Why, turn a temporist, row with the tide. — Marston.
- Examples of turns
- Drive carefully. That road has a lot of hairpin turns.
- Its ending is heavyhanded: the main character turns and addresses the audience--and it's made clear he's talking specifically to the black audience only--and tells them to "wake up.
- Investment in illiquid assets may prove to be a mistake if the market turns down.
- It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.
- The one-handed shooter, the target man who fires the national match course, turns about 45 degrees from the target, separates his feet about the same distance, fully extends his hand, locking the elbow, and with head and body erect looks over the sights.
- Yet when she turns away, raising those arms in a priestesslike gesture, that fabric acts as a curtain, shielding her from prying eyes.
- But thanks to the charmless chunk of schmancy condos now going up on Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue (the Champs Élysées of auto parts stores), the rooftop sunsets we savored in summers past were, it turns out, our last.
- The head that turns at superlunar things. — Alexander Pope.
- Examples of turned
- The new management team has really turned the company around and they expect a good profit next year.
- They turned it around 360 degrees and now they're losing even more money.
- Is this your pencil that turned up in my drawer?
- He turned up his collar against the cold.
- The lights seen over the city last night, originally termed unidentified flying objects, turned out to be spotlights from a car dealership reflecting on low clouds.
- I had the unenviable job of clearing one for somebody not long ago and the obstruction turned out to be a number of vampire's teabags gathered in a mass.
- As we turned down the street I was appalled by the vandalism; spray-paint and smashed windows that were everywhere.
- Its virtualness turned out to be a nice metaphor.
- The train's walkover seats are turned by the crew.
- Diocletian [ …] must certainly have derived some consolation from the grandeur of Aspalaton, the great arcaded wall it turned to the Adriatic, its four separate wards, each town size, and its seventeen watch-towers [ …] .
- Examples of turning
- The plan involves banks hiving off bad assets and investors buying them at a discount on hopes of turning a profit over time.
- I didn't get a wink of sleep. I was tossing and turning all night long.
- Once we take this decision, there's no turning back.
- Beethoven is probably turning in his grave at the way that rock group mangled his Ninth Symphony.
- Walt Disney himself must be turning over in his grave right now. He would not stand for his company promoting the image that girls can be beautiful if they are thin and dress like sluts.
- United led after three minutes as Nani drilled home inside the near post after turning George Elokobi inside-out.
- Tell her I'm turning into a pumpkin if she stays out too late. She won't be getting a lift from me.
- I'm turning into a pumpkin at 4:00, so we need to finish this.
- The body was turning round slowly as it fell.
- POSITIVE signs are starting to emerge in China but economists warn it's too early to tell whether Australia's biggest trading partner is turning the corner.
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