turn verb Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "turn" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

turn

verb
 
 
/tɜːn/
MOVE YOUR BODY [I] B1 to move your body so that you are facing a different direction: Ricky turned and saw Sue standing in the doorway.Changing direction
CHANGE DIRECTION [I, T] A2 to change direction when you are moving, or to make a car do this: Turn left at the traffic lights. I turned the car into the drive.Revolving, rotating and spinningChanging direction
CHANGE POSITION [T] to move something round so that it faces a different direction: Ella turned the cup to hide the crack in it.Revolving, rotating and spinningChanging direction
GO ROUND [I, T] B2 to move around a central point in a circle, or to make something do this: Turn the steering wheel as quickly as you can.Revolving, rotating and spinning
turn blue/cold/sour, etc B2 to become blue, cold, etc: The sky turned black and it started to rain.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
turn 16/21, etc to become a particular age: He turned 18 last May.Describing age and birthdays
(Definition of turn verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “turn” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More