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
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

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