turnverbuk /tɜːn/ us /tɝːn/
turn verb (GO ROUND)
- There was no air conditioning, just a ceiling fan turning slowly.
- I heard someone turn a key in the lock.
- She turned the handle and slowly opened the door.
- We watched as the sails of the windmill slowly started to turn.
- When this wheel turns, it makes those big stones turn which grind the grain into flour.
turn verb (CHANGE DIRECTION)
turn verb (CHANGE POSITION)
- The car spun off the road, turned over twice and came to rest in a field.
- That painting is upside-down - turn it the other way, quick!
- It's time to turn the cassette over - that side's finished.
- Turn the cushion the other way up, so that the stain doesn't show.
- He keeps turning the pages, but I don't think he can actually be reading it that quickly.
turn verb (BECOME)
- He started to turn grey in his mid-forties.
- We're planning to turn the smallest bedroom into an office.
- The situation could turn nasty at any moment.
- He was an amateur singer until the age of 40, when he turned professional.
- You make wine by leaving grape juice to ferment until all the sugar has turned to alcohol.
turn verb (SWITCH)
turn verb (TWIST)
turn verb (WOOD)
turnnounuk /tɜːn/ us /tɝːn/
turn noun (TIME TO DO STH)
- a free ride idiom
- another/a second bite at/of the cherry idiom
- best bet idiom
- it's now or never idiom
- look in
- make hay while the sun shines idiom
- the American dream
- the run of sth idiom
- the world is sb's oyster idiom
- there are plenty more fish in the sea idiom
turn noun (GO ROUND)
turn noun (CHANGE IN DIRECTION)
turn noun (DEVELOPMENT)
turn noun (PERFORMANCE)
turn noun (ILLNESS)