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Definizione monolingua e traduzione turn

Inglese grammatica



turn (third-person singular simple present turns, present participle turning, simple past and past participle turned)

  1. (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.
    the Earth turns
    turn on the spot
  2. (transitive) To change the direction or orientation of.
    Turn the knob clockwise.
  3. (intransitive) To change ones direction of travel.
    Turn right here.
  4. (transitive) To position (something) by folding it.
    Turn the bed covers.
  5. (transitive) To become (begin to be).
    The leaves turn brown in autumn.
    When I asked him for the money, he turned nasty.
  6. (intransitive) To fundamentally change; to metamorphose.
    Midas made everything turn to gold.
    He turned into a monster every full moon.
  7. To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.
    The prisoners turned on the warden.
  8. (transitive) To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe.
    She turned the table legs with care and precision.
  9. (intransitive) To sour or spoil; to go bad.
    This milk has turned; it smells awful.
  10. (intransitive, of trees) To change the color of the leaves in the autumn.
    The hillside behind our house isnt generally much to look at, but once all the trees turn its gorgeous.
  11. (usually with over) To complete.
    They say they can turn the parts in two days.
  12. (transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  13. (intransitive, cricket) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  14. (obsolete, reflexive) To change ones course of action; to take a new approach.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts VII:
      And they made a calfe in those dayes, and offered sacrifice unto the ymage, and reioysed in the workes of theyr awne hondes. Then God turned himsilfe, and gave them up [...].
  15. (professional wrestling, intransitive) To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.

turn (plural turns)

  1. A change of direction or orientation.
    Give the handle a turn, then pull it.
  2. A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation.
  3. A single loop of a coil.
  4. A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others.
    They took turns playing with the new toy.
  5. Ones chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.
  6. A figure in music, often denoted ~, consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below the one indicated, and the note itself again.
  7. (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.
    They quote a three-day turn on parts like those.
  8. A fit or a period of giddiness.
    Ive had a funny turn.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
      ""Then you must know as well as the rest of us that there was something queer about that gentleman--something that gave a man a turn--I dont know rightly how to say it, sir, beyond this: that you felt in your marrow kind of cold and thin.""
  9. A change in temperament or circumstance.
    She took a turn for the worse.
  10. (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight)
  11. (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold em.
  12. (poker, obsolete) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold em
  13. A deed done to another.
    One good turn deserves another.
    I felt that the man was of a vindictive nature, and would do me an evil turn if he found the opportunity...
  14. (rope) A pass behind or through an object.
  15. character; personality; nature
    • 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter VII
      It was fortunate for his comfort, perhaps, that the man who had been chosen to accompany him was of a talkative turn, for the prisoners insisted upon hearing the story of the explosion a dozen times over, and Rufus Dawes himself had been roused to give the name of the vessel with his own lips.
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