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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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cried the old lady, as she turned and faced me, wreathed in smiles.
screamed the old lady as she turned to me in a whirl of triumph.
As he did so he turned and slipped something into the hand of the yellow guardsman beyond the gate, nor was the distance too great that I might not see that money had passed between them.
Then he turned in the direction of the two women, and I saw that he was none other than Thurid, the black dator of the First Born.
Again he faced the notice and read it through, and doubtless would have turned off again to ruminate upon it had not the sailor grasped him roughly by the collar and howled into his ear.
said the professor; "but I can add nothing further to what I have already remarked in elucidation of this truly momentous occurrence," and the professor turned slowly in the direction of the jungle.
Lying on her left side, with her face turned away from the table, she could see the arm-chair by the dim night-light.
As the welcome light diffused itself over the room, she turned from the table and looked towards the other side of the bed.
Nancy made a sudden queer little sound with her mouth--but when Pollyanna turned, her head was in the trunk again.
For a minute she listened intently; then she turned and swept into the dining room.
He turned, and tottered towards his loom, and got into the seat where he worked, instinctively seeking this as the strongest assurance of reality.
A twig from a tree near caught her cloak; she turned petulantly, broke it off, and threw it on the ground.