Synonyms of turn in English:

turn


See definition of turn

verb

1‘the wheels were still turning’

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go round, revolve, rotate, spin, go round and round, go round in circles, roll, circle, wheel, whirl, twirl, gyrate, swivel, spiral, pivot

2‘I turned and headed back the way I had come’

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change direction, turn round, change course, make a U-turn, reverse direction
swing round, wheel round, turn about

3‘the BMW turned the corner and vanished from sight’

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go round, pass round, sweep round, round
negotiate, take

4‘a narrow path that turned alternately to right and left’

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bend, curve, wind, twist, loop, meander, snake, zigzag

5‘he turned his pistol on Laidlaw’

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aim at, point at, level at, direct at, train at, focus on

6‘Wright turned his ankle in the first minute of the game’

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sprain, twist, rick, wrench
hurt, injure

7‘their dream honeymoon turned into a nightmare’

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become, develop into, prove to be, turn out to be
change into, be transformed into, metamorphose into

8‘Emmeline turned pale’

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become, go, grow, get, come to be

9‘he turned the house into three flats’

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convert, change, transform, make
adapt, modify, rebuild, reconstruct, refashion, remake, make over, restyle

10‘I've just turned forty’

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reach, reach the age of, get to, get to the age of, become, pass
informal hit

11‘the milk had turned’

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become sour, go sour, go off, sour, curdle, become rancid, go bad, spoil, taint

12‘in 1959, he turned to politics’

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take up, become involved with, get involved with, involve oneself in, begin to participate in, go in for, enter, become interested in, start doing, undertake
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give up, drop

13‘we can now turn to another aspect of the problem’

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move on to, go on to, begin to consider, turn one's attention to, attend to, address oneself to, apply oneself to
pick up, take up, refer to

14‘she turned a clumsy somersault’

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perform, execute, do, carry out

15‘wooden objects turned on a lathe’

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fashion, make, shape, mould, cast, form

noun

1‘a turn of the wheel’

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rotation, revolution, spin, circle, whirl, twirl, gyration, swivel

2‘the vehicle slowed and made a turn to the left’

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change of direction, change of course, turning, veer, divergence

3‘they negotiated the sharp turn at the end of the narrow street’

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bend, corner, dog-leg, twist, zigzag
British hairpin bend

4‘slow down, we're approaching the turn’

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turning, junction, crossroads
North American turnout

5‘you'll get your turn in a minute’

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opportunity, chance, say
stint, spell, time
try, attempt
informal go, shot, stab, crack

6‘a highly entertaining comic turn’

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act, routine, performance, number, piece
show

7‘why don't you take a turn around the garden?’

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stroll, walk, saunter, amble, wander, airing, promenade
drive, ride, outing, excursion, jaunt
informal mosey, tootle, spin
British informal pootle
dated constitutional
rare perambulation

8‘you gave me quite a turn!’

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shock, start, surprise, jolt
fright, scare

9‘she had done me some good turns over the previous few months’

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service, deed, act, action
favour, act of kindness, kindness
disservice, wrong, harm, injury

Phrases

    turn someone against someone else

    ‘Helen turned him against his father’


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    reconcile

    turn against someone

    ‘people had turned against him’


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    take someone's part, stand up for

    turn back

    ‘they turned back before reaching the church’


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    continue, carry on

    turn someone/something back

    ‘demonstrators attempted to storm the naval base, but were turned back by police’


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    turn someone away

    ‘reporters were turned away from the college’


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    informal


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    admit

    turn someone/something down

    1‘his novel was turned down by publisher after publisher’


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    informal


    British informal


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    accept

    2‘Pete turned the sound down’


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    turn up

    turn in

    ‘I think I'll turn in’


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    British


    turn someone in

    ‘she turned her husband in to the police’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    Australian, New Zealand informal


    rare


    turn off

    ‘they turned off the main road’


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    informal


    North American informal


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    join

    turn something in

    1‘the documents must be turned in at a licensing office’


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    2‘he turned in a score of 199 not out’


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    turn something off

    ‘she turned the light off and lay back on the bed’


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    informal


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    turn on

    turn someone off

    ‘most people were turned off by the extreme sentimentality of the film’


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    informal




    North American informal


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    attract, arouse

    turn on

    ‘the decision turned on a principle of civil law’


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    turn someone on


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    informal



    informal


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    leave someone cold

    turn on someone

    ‘he turned on her with cold savagery’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    turn someone out

    ‘her father turned her out of the house’


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    informal


    British informal


    turn out

    1‘a huge crowd turned out to cheer the home team’


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    informal


    2‘it turned out that she had been two-timing him’


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    3‘things didn't quite turn out as I'd intended’


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    informal


    rare


    turn something on

    ‘she turned on the TV’


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    turn off

    turn something out

    1‘he turned out the light’


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    turn on

    2‘the firm turns out a million meters a year’


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    3‘she had taken it into her head to turn out the kitchen cupboards’


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    turn over

    ‘the little dinghy turned over on the lake’


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    turn someone's stomach

    ‘the sight of all that blood turned her stomach’


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    informal


    turn something over

    1‘I quickly turned over the first few pages’


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    2‘she turned the proposal over in her mind’


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    archaic


    3‘he turned over the retail side of the business to his brother’


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    turn something up

    1‘she turned up the volume’


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    turn down

    2‘they turned up a bit of information about his life’


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    3‘I had turned up the hem of my skirt’


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    let down

    at every turn

    ‘her name seemed to come up at every turn’


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    turn to someone/something

    1‘they turned to the social services’


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    2‘he turned to drink’


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    give up, abstain from

    turn up

    1‘all the missing documents had turned up’


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    disappear, go missing

    2‘a couple of policemen turned up’


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    informal


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    stay away

    3‘wait and see—something better will turn up’


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    in turn

    ‘let's consider these three points in turn’


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    take a turn for the worse

    ‘Anglo-French relations had taken a turn for the worse’


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    informal


    to a turn

    ‘beefburgers done to a turn’


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    informal


    take a turn for the better

    ‘his fortunes took a turn for the better in 1988’


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    turn of events

    ‘she was utterly unprepared for this turn of events’


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    turn over a new leaf

    ‘I see fatherhood as a chance to turn over a new leaf’


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    informal


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    backslide

    turn of phrase

    ‘it's not exactly a turn of phrase that trips off the tongue’


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    turn of mind

    ‘those of us of a less scientific turn of mind’


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    turn tail

    ‘I was so shocked I just turned tail and ran home as fast as I could’


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    informal


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    stand one's ground