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turn

(Change), noun bend, change of direction, curve, detour, deviation, diversion, particular interpretation, twist, vicissitude
Associated concepts: turnover order

turn

(Rotation), noun circuit, cycle, gyration, revolution, shift, span stretch, stint

turn

(Change), verb alter, avert, bend, change, change opinion, coil, contort, convert, curdle, curl, deviate, ferment, form, induce, influence, metamorphose, mold, persuade, prevail upon, recast, reconstruct, shift, sinuate, slue, sway, swerve, transform, transmute, transpose, veer, wind, win over

turn

(Deflect), verb alter belief, argue, avert, change course, convince, gainsay, maneuver, outmaneuver, transform, vary
Associated concepts: turn state's evidence

turn

(Rotate), verb change, gyrate, jibe, move, move clockwise, move counterclockwise, pivot, pull, push, spin, swivel, whirl
See also: accident, alter, avert, contort, contour, convert, crossroad, deviate, digress, flair, gift, impair, influence, occurrence, opportunity, oscillate, posture, predisposition, prejudice, proclivity, quirk, shape, situation, slant, spoil, tendency, transform, transition
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Idiom turn the tables (on somebody) calls for action by someone: Sarah turned the tables on Lee, meaning Sarah reversed an unfavorable situation; she gained the advantage over her opponent.
Convinced that a photographer is capturing more than a mere representation of her subjects, he decides to turn the tables.
A dominant Bury show threatened to turn the tables in the first half.
Industry analysts expect IBM to use Lotus to turn the tables against Microsoft, which has beaten IBM to the punch on everything from operating systems to spreadsheets.
But why not turn the tables and make such masterpieces come to life as table centerpieces?
Our partnership represents a significant milestone for the industry, which is starting to recognize how to turn the tables on the file-sharing networks for both profit and protection.
Hulse (above) struck twice to turn the tables on Preston, who took a 10th-minute lead through Jon Parkin's 10th goal of the season.
The Jamaican is 6-1 to beat his closest rival Asafa Powell by more than a quarter of a second, while Powell is 5-1 to turn the tables on the fastest man on earth.
I want to turn the tables on the people causing the misery to others, make sure they realise that they are the ones out of step and something is going to be done about them.