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English definition of “turn”

turn

noun (DEVELOPMENT)    /tɜːn/ US  /tɝːn/
take a ... turn to develop in a particular way: The situation took a nasty turn and the police were called. Events took an unexpected turn when her mother suddenly arrived.Making progress and advancingBecoming better take a turn for the better/worse C2 to suddenly become better or worse: Their relationship took a turn for the worse when he lost his job.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancingFailing and doing badly
(Definition of turn noun (DEVELOPMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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