turn Definition

  • 1to move or cause to move in a circle around an axis or centre
  • 2to change direction or course
  • 3to take one's place in a queue or sequence

Using turn: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "turn" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She turned the key in the lock and opened the door.

  • Example

    The car turned left at the traffic lights.

  • Example

    It's your turn to play now.

turn Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for turn

Idioms Using turn

  • a change for the worse


    Her condition took a turn for the worse.

  • at every opportunity or in every possible way


    He faced obstacles at every turn.

  • one after the other in a particular order


    Each member of the team spoke in turn.

Phrases with turn

  • to alternate in doing something


    The children took turns riding the bike.

  • to ignore something that you know is wrong


    The teacher turned a blind eye to the cheating.

  • to start behaving in a better way


    After getting out of prison, he decided to turn over a new leaf and become a productive member of society.


Summary: turn in Brief

The verb 'turn' [tɜːn] means to move or cause to move in a circle, change direction, or take one's place in a queue. It has various synonyms like 'rotate,' 'twist,' and 'shift.' The phrase 'take turns' means to alternate in doing something, while 'turn a blind eye' means to ignore something that is wrong. The idiom 'a turn for the worse' refers to a change for the worse, while 'at every turn' means at every opportunity or in every possible way.

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