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Translation of "turn" - English-Spanish dictionary

turn

verb /təːn/
to (make something) move or go round; to revolve girar The wheels turned He turned the handle. to face or go in another direction dar media vuelta, girarse He turned and walked away She turned towards him. to change direction girar The road turned to the left. to direct; to aim or point dirigir; desviar He turned his attention to his work. to go round doblar They turned the corner. to (cause something to) become or change to volverse, convertirse, transformarse You can’t turn lead into gold At what temperature does water turn into ice? to (cause to) change colour/color to volverse Her hair turned white The shock turned his hair white. turning-point noun a place where a turn is made punto decisivo, coyuntura crítica the turning-point in the race a turning-point in his life. turnover noun the total value of sales in a business during a certain time facturación, volumen de ventas The firm had a turnover of $100,000 last year. the rate at which money or workers pass through a business. rotación de personal turnpike noun ( American) a large road where traffic can travel fast and that drivers have to pay a toll (= fee) to use. Autopista de Peaje turnstile noun a revolving gate which allows only one person to pass at a time, usually after payment of entrance fees etc torniquete There is a turnstile at the entrance to the football ground. turntable noun the revolving part of a record-player on which the record rests while it is being played plato, giradiscos He put another record on the turntable so that people could dance to the music. turn-up noun a piece of material which is folded up at the bottom of a trouser-leg vuelta Trousers with turn-ups are not fashionable at the moment. do (someone) a good turn to do something helpful for someone hacer un favor a alguien He did me several good turns. in turn ( by turns) one after another, in regular order por turnos, sucesivamente They answered the teacher’s questions in turn. out of turn out of the correct order. fuera de lugar; fuera de orden speak out of turn to speak without permission in class etc. hablar sin permiso to say something when it is not your place to say it or something you should not have said. hablar fuera de lugar take a turn for the better/worse (of things or people) to become better or worse mejorar/empeorar; volverse mejor/peor; dar un giro para mejor/peor His fortunes have taken a turn for the better Her health has taken a turn for the worse. take turns (of two or more people) to do something one after the other, not at the same time turnarse, relevarse They took turns to look after the baby. turn a blind eye to pretend not to see or notice (something) hacer la vista gorda Because he works so hard, his boss turns a blind eye when he comes in late. turn against phrasal verb to become dissatisfied with or hostile to (people or things that one previously liked etc) volverse contra, ponerse en contra He turned against his friends. turn away phrasal verb to move or send away rechazar; desviar(se), apartar(se) He turned away in disgust The police turned away the crowds. turn back phrasal verb to (cause to) go back in the opposite direction (hacer) retroceder/volver, volverse atrás He got tired and turned back The travellers were turned back at the frontier. turn down phrasal verb to say ’no’ to; to refuse declinar, rechazar He turned down her offer/request. to reduce (the level of light, noise etc) produced by (something) bajar, disminuir Please turn down (the volume on) the radio – it’s far too loud! turn in phrasal verb to hand over (a person or thing) to people in authority entregar They turned the escaped prisoner in to the police. turn loose to set free liberar, soltar He turned the horse loose in the field. turn off phrasal verb to cause (water, electricity etc) to stop flowing cerrar, apagar, desconectar, cortar I’ve turned off the water / the electricity. to turn (a tap, switch etc) so that something stops cerrar, apagar I turned off the tap. to cause (something) to stop working by switching it off apagar He turned off the light / the oven. turn on phrasal verb to make water, electric current etc flow abrir, encender, conectar He turned on the water / the gas. to turn (a tap, switch etc) so that something works abrir, encender I turned on the tap. to cause (something) to work by switching it on encender He turned on the radio. to attack atacar The dog turned on him. turn out phrasal verb to send away; to make (someone) leave echar, expulsar She turned her son out of the house. to make or produce producir The factory turns out ten finished articles an hour. to empty or clear vaciar I turned out the cupboard. (of a crowd) to come out; to get together for a (public) meeting, celebration etc salir a la calle; asistir, acudir A large crowd turned out to see the procession. to turn off apagar Turn out the light! to happen or prove to be resultar He turned out to be right It turned out that he was right. turn over phrasal verb to give (something) up (to) entregar He turned the money over to the police. turn up phrasal verb to appear or arrive aparecer; presentarse, venir He turned up at our house. to be found aparecer Don’t worry – it’ll turn up again. to increase (the level of noise, light etc) produced by (something) subir, poner más alto Turn up (the volume on) the radio.
(Definition of turn from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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