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Turning — synonyms, definition

1. turning (a)

10 synonyms
acquiescent arching loosening obedient spiralling submissive twisting vacillating winding yielding

2. turning (Noun)

8 synonyms
bend change deviation reversal talent turn twist variation
6 definitions

turning (Noun) — The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course.

turning (Noun) — Act of changing in practice or custom. ex. "the law took many turnings over the years"

turning (Noun) — A shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe.

turning (Noun) — A movement in a new direction. ex. "the turning of the wind"

turning (Noun) — The end-product created by shaping something on a lathe.

turning (Noun) — The activity of shaping something on a lathe.

11 types of
change change of course end product formation motion movement output paring shaping shaving sliver
26 types
coming back deflection deflexion deviation digression divagation diversion gyration kick turn left return reversal revolution right rotation stem stem turn swerve swerving telemark • • •

3. turning (Verb)

21 synonym
becoming bending calling on changing by reversal changing state deforming fermenting flexing growing moving around ploughing plowing releasing reversing ricking souring spraining turning over working wrenching • • •
26 definitions

turning (Verb) — Change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense. ex. "Turn towards me" ex. "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" ex. "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

turning (Verb) — Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action. ex. "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" ex. "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

turning (Verb) — Undergo a change or development. ex. "The water turned into ice" ex. "He turned traitor"

turning (Verb) — Cause to move around or rotate. ex. "turn a key" ex. "turn your palm this way"

turning (Verb) — Change to the contrary. ex. "the tides turned against him" ex. "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

turning (Verb) — Pass to the other side of. ex. "turn the corner"

turning (Verb) — Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become. ex. "The weather turned nasty"

turning (Verb) — Let (something) fall or spill from a container. ex. "turn the flour onto a plate"

turning (Verb) — Move around an axis or a centre. ex. "The wheels are turning"

turning (Verb) — Cause to move around a centre so as to show another side of. ex. "turn a page of a book"

turning (Verb) — To send or let go. ex. "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"

turning (Verb) — (farming) to break and turn over earth especially with a plough. ex. "turn the earth in the spring"

turning (Verb) — Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel. ex. "turn the legs of the table" ex. "turn the clay on the wheel"

turning (Verb) — Change colour. ex. "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"

turning (Verb) — Twist suddenly so as to sprain. ex. "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"

turning (Verb) — Cause to change into something different; assume new characteristics. ex. "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him" ex. "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"

turning (Verb) — Accomplish by rotating. ex. "turn a somersault" ex. "turn cartwheels"

turning (Verb) — Get by buying and selling. ex. "the company turned a good profit after a year"

turning (Verb) — Cause to move along an axis or into a new direction. ex. "turn your face to the wall" ex. "turn the car around" ex. "turn your dance partner around"

turning (Verb) — Channel one's attention, interest or thought toward or away from something. ex. "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction" ex. "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"

turning (Verb) — Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form. ex. "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

turning (Verb) — Alter the functioning or setting of. ex. "turn the dial to 10" ex. "turn the heat down"

turning (Verb) — Direct at someone. ex. "She turned a smile on me" ex. "They turned their flashlights on the car"

turning (Verb) — Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to. ex. "She turned to her relatives for help"

turning (Verb) — Go sour or spoil. ex. "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

turning (Verb) — Become officially one year older. ex. "She is turning 50 this year"

48 types of
acquiring ageing aiming altering appealing changing changing form changing shape channeling channelising channelizing coloring colouring controlling deforming directing discoloring discolouring displacing doing • • •
281 type
Frenchifying about-facing acetifying acidifying adding up alkalifying alkalising alkalizing alternating ameliorating amounting appareling arousing averting awakening awaking balding basifying becoming being born • • •
6 see also
turn around turn away turn back turn off turn on turn to
3 topics
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