Also found in: Idioms.
1. To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis:
10. To change to the opposite position, direction, or course.About, around, over, or round:
12. To abandon one's cause or party usually to join another:
Idioms: change sides, turn one's coat.
13. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
14. To devote (oneself or one's efforts):
15. To become or cause to become rotten or unsound:
16. To look to when in need:
1. To be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive:
Idiom: turn thumbs down on.
1. To commit to the consideration or judgment of another:
1. To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
1. To supply what is needed for some activity or purpose:
2. To turn or cause to turn from a vertical or horizontal position:
3. To think or think about carefully and at length:
chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, weigh.
4. To relinquish to the possession or control of another:
5. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance:
Idiom: give in trust.
1. Circular movement around a point or about an axis:
5. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity:
6. An inclination to something:
7. An innate capability:
8. A course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself:
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