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English definition of “turn (sth) to sth”

turn (sth) to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with turn   /tɜːn/ us    /tɝːn/
If you turn to a particular subject, or you turn your thoughts or attention to it, you begin to speak, think, or write about it: I'd like us now to turn our attention to next year's budget. We're now going to turn to an issue that concerns us all - racism.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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