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English definition of “turn”

turn

noun [C] (OPPORTUNITY)   /tɜrn/
an opportunity or a duty to do something at a particular time or in a particular order, before or after other people: [+ to infinitive] It’s your turn to do the grocery shopping.
(Definition of turn noun (OPPORTUNITY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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