Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “at every turn”

at every turn

If something unpleasant happens at every turn, it happens every time you try to do something: They do their best to frustrate my efforts at every turn.Somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhere
(Definition of at every turn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “at every turn”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More