to move or make sth move around a central point
The wheels of the car began to turn.
I can't get the screw to turn.
He turned the key in the lock.
She turned the wheel sharply to the left.
改变位置 / 方向
to move your body or part of your body so as to face or start moving in a different direction
We turned and headed for home.
She turned to look at me.
He turned back to his work.
I turned away and looked out of the window.
He turned his back to the wall.
She turned her head away.
to move sth so that it is in a different position or facing a different direction
She turned the chair on its side to repair it.
Turn the sweater inside out before you wash it.
to change the direction you are moving or travelling in; to make sth change the direction it is moving in
He turned into a narrow street.
The man turned the corner and disappeared.
I turned the car into the car park.
of a road or river
to curve in a particular direction
The road turns to the left after the church.
to aim or point sth in a particular direction
Police turned water cannon on the rioters.
He turned the gun on himself.
She looked at him then turned her attention back to me.
His thoughts turned to his dead wife.
of tide in sea
to start to come in or go out
The tide is turning─we'd better get back.
let sb/sth go
to make or let sb/sth go into a particular place or state
They turned the horse into the field.
to turn the dogs loose
to fold sth in a particular way
She turned down the blankets and climbed into bed.
He turned up the collar of his coat and hurried out into the rain.
to perform a movement by moving your body in a circle
to turn cartwheels/somersaults
if you turn a page of a book or magazine, you move it so that you can read the next page
He sat turning the pages idly.
Turn to p.23.
if a game turns or sb turns it, it changes the way it is developing so that a different person or team starts to win
to change into a particular state or condition; to make sth do this
The leaves were turning brown.
The weather has turned cold.
He turned nasty when we refused to give him the money.
He decided to turn professional .
The heat turned the milk sour.
She turned a deathly shade of white when she heard the news.
He's a lawyer turned politician (= he used to be a lawyer but is now a politician) .
not used in the progressive tenses
to reach or pass a particular age or time
She turns 21 in June.
It's turned midnight.
when your stomach turns or sth turns your stomach, you feel as though you will vomit
to shape sth on a lathe
to turn a chair leg
turned boxes and bowls
大多数含 turn 的习语，都可在该等习语中的名词及形容词相关词条找到，如 not turn a hair 在词条 hair 下。
Most idioms containing turn are at the entries for the nouns and adjectives in the idioms, for example not turn a hair is at hair .
as was shown or proved by later events
I didn't need my umbrella, as it turned out (= because it didn't rain) .
to be well, badly, etc. dressed
used to report what sb says or does, when this is surprising or annoying
How could she turn round and say that, after all I've done for her?
to stop or make sb stop being friendly towards sb
She turned against her old friend.
After the divorce he tried to turn the children against their mother.
to change position or direction so as to face the other way; to make sb/sth do this
Turn around and let me look at your back.
I turned my chair round to face the fire.
if a business, economy, etc. turns around or sb turns it around , it starts being successful after it has been unsuccessful for a time
to refuse to allow sb to enter a place
Hundreds of people were turned away from the stadium (= because it was full) .
They had nowhere to stay so I couldn't turn them away.
to return the way you have come; to make sb/sth do this
The weather became so bad that they had to turn back.
We said we would do it─there can be no turning back.
Our car was turned back at the border.
to reject or refuse to consider an offer, a proposal, etc. or the person who makes it
Why did she turn down your invitation?
He has been turned down for ten jobs so far.
He asked her to marry him but she turned him down.
to reduce the noise, heat, etc. produced by a piece of equipment by moving its controls
Please turn the volume down.
He turned the lights down low.
to face or curve towards the centre
Her feet turn in.
to go to bed
to take sb to the police or sb in authority because they have committed a crime
She threatened to turn him in to the police.
He decided to turn himself in.
to give back sth that you no longer need
You must turn in your pass when you leave the building.
to give sth to sb in authority
They turned in a petition with 80 000 signatures.
I haven't even turned in Monday's work yet.
to achieve a score, performance, profit, etc.
The champion turned in a superb performance to retain her title.
to become too concerned with your own problems and stop communicating with others
to become sth
Our dream holiday turned into a nightmare.
In one year she turned from a problem child into a model student.
to make sb/sth become sth
Ten years of prison had turned him into an old man.
The prince was turned into a frog by the witch.
to leave a road in order to travel on another
Is this where we turn off?
The jet began to turn off the main runway.
to stop listening to or thinking about sb/sth
I couldn't understand the lecture so I just turned off.
to make sb feel bored or not interested
People had been turned off by both candidates in the election.
to stop sb feeling sexually attracted; to make sb have a feeling of disgust
to stop the flow of electricity, gas, water, etc. by moving a switch, button, etc.
to turn off the light
Please turn the television off before you go to bed.
to attack sb suddenly and unexpectedly
The dogs suddenly turned on each other.
Why are you all turning on me (= criticizing or blaming me) ?
to depend on sth
Much turns on the outcome of the current peace talks.
to have sth as its main topic
The discussion turned on the need to raise standards.
to make sb excited or interested, especially sexually
Jazz has never really turned me on.
She gets turned on by men in uniform.
to make sb become interested in sth or to use sth for the first time
He turned her on to jazz.
to start the flow of electricity, gas, water, etc. by moving a switch, button, etc.
to turn on the heating
I'll turn the television on.
He really knows how to turn on the charm (= suddenly become pleasant and attractive) .
to be present at an event
A vast crowd turned out to watch the procession.
used with an adverb or adjective, or in questions with how
to happen in a particular way; to develop or end in a particular way
Despite our worries everything turned out well.
You never know how your children will turn out.
If the day turns out wet, we may have to change our plans.
to point away from the centre
Her toes turn out.
to be discovered to be; to prove to be
It turned out that she was a friend of my sister.
The job turned out to be harder than we thought.
The house they had offered us turned out to be a tiny apartment.
to produce sb/sth
The factory turns out 900 cars a week.
to force sb to leave a place
to switch a light or a source of heat off
Remember to turn out the lights when you go to bed.
to clean sth thoroughly by removing the contents and organizing them again
to turn out the attic
to empty sth, especially your pockets
to make sth point away from the centre
She turned her toes out.
to change position so that the other side is facing towards the outside or the top
If you turn over you might find it easier to get to sleep.
The car skidded and turned over.
The smell made my stomach turn over (= made me feel sick) .
of an engine
to start or to continue to run
to change to another channel when you are watching television
to do business worth a particular amount of money in a particular period of time
The company turns over lb3.5 million a year.
to make sth change position so that the other side is facing towards the outside or the top
Brown the meat on one side, then turn it over and brown the other side.
to think about sth carefully
She kept turning over the events of the day in her mind.
of a shop/store
to sell goods and replace them
A supermarket will turn over its stock very rapidly.
to steal from a place
Burglars had turned the house over.
to make an engine start running
to deliver sb to the control or care of sb else, especially sb in authority
Customs officials turned the man over to the police.
to give the control of sth to sb
He turned the business over to his daughter.
to change the use or function of sth
The factory was turned over to the manufacture of aircraft parts.
to go to sb/sth for help, advice, etc.
She has nobody she can turn to.
to be found, especially by chance, after being lost
Don't worry about the letter─I'm sure it'll turn up.
of a person
We arranged to meet at 7.30, but she never turned up.
of an opportunity
to happen, especially by chance
He's still hoping something (= for example, a job or a piece of luck) will turn up.
to increase the sound, heat, etc. of a piece of equipment
Could you turn the TV up?
The music was turned up loud.
to make a piece of clothing shorter by folding and sewing it up at the bottom
to find sth
Our efforts to trace him turned up nothing.
an act of turning sb/sth around
Give the handle a few turns.
a change in direction in a vehicle
向左 / 右拐入西大街。
Make a left/right turn into West Street.
a bend or corner in a road
a lane full of twists and turns
the time when sb in a group of people should or is allowed to do sth
When it's your turn, take another card.
Please wait your turn .
Whose turn is it to cook?
Steve took a turn driving while I slept.
an unusual or unexpected change in what is happening
a surprising turn of events
His health has taken a turn for the worse (= suddenly got worse) .
Events took a dramatic turn in the weeks that followed.
The book is, by turns , funny and very sad.
a short performance or piece of entertainment such as a song, etc.
Everyone got up on stage to do a turn.
a short walk
We took a turn around the park.
a feeling of illness
a funny turn (= a feeling that you may faint)
everywhere or every time you try and do sth
At every turn I met with disappointment.
(to do) sth that helps sb
Well, that's my good turn for the day.
cooked for exactly the right amount of time
to frighten or shock sb
one after the other in a particular order
The children called out their names in turn.
as a result of sth in a series of events
Increased production will, in turn, lead to increased profits.
you should help sb who has helped you
going to change soon
His luck is on the turn.
to say sth that you should not because it is the wrong situation or because it offends sb
if people take turns or take it in turns to do sth, they do it one after the other to make sure it is done fairly
The male and female birds take turns in sitting on the eggs.
We take it in turns to do the housework.
the time when a new century/year starts
It was built at the turn of the century.
a particular way of thinking about things
a particular way of describing sth
an extra amount of pressure, cruelty , etc. added to a situation that is already difficult to bear or understand
a sudden increase in your speed or rate of progress; the ability to suddenly increase your speed
He put on an impressive turn of speed in the last lap.
to do no work
She hasn't done a hand's turn all week.
to be useful for a particular purpose or period of time
These verbs are used frequently with the following adjectives.
Become is more formal than get . Both describe changes in people’s emotional or physical state, or natural or social changes.
Go is usually used for negative changes.
Go and turn are both used for changes of colour.
Turn is also used for changes in the weather.
taking a short walk out and back
- we took a turn in the park
turning or twisting around (in place)
- with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room
the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
- he made an abrupt turn away from her
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
- he took a turn to the right
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
- it is my turn
- it is still my play
a favor for someone
- he did me a good turn
近义词: good turn
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
- he did his act three times every evening
- she had a catchy little routine
- it was one of the best numbers he ever did
a movement in a new direction
- the turning of the wind
an unforeseen development
- events suddenly took an awkward turn
近义词: turn of events,twist
a circular segment of a curve
- a bend in the road
- a crook in the path
(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
- it's my go
- a spell of work
twist suddenly so as to sprain
- wrench one's ankle
- The wrestler twisted his shoulder
- the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell
- I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute;become
- The weather turned nasty
- She grew angry
change to the contrary
- The trend was reversed
- the tides turned against him
- public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern
近义词: change by reversal,reverse
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
- We turned from Socialism to Capitalism
- The people turned against the President when he stole the election
近义词: change state
become officially one year older
- She is turning 50 this year
- In Vermont, the leaves turn early
go sour or spoil
- The milk has soured
- The wine worked
- The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
- She called on her Representative to help her
- She turned to her relatives for help
近义词: call on
direct at someone
- She turned a smile on me
- They turned their flashlights on the car
alter the functioning or setting of
- turn the dial to 10
- turn the heat down
cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
- bend the rod
- twist the dough into a braid
- the strong man could turn an iron bar
let (something) fall or spill from a container
- turn the flour onto a plate
shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel
- turn the legs of the table
- turn the clay on the wheel
to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
- Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
- turn the earth in the Spring
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
- Turn towards me
- The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face
- She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs
pass to the other side of
- turn the corner
- move around the obstacle
近义词: move around
channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
- The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction
- people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium
to send or let go
- They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
- turn a page of a book
近义词: turn over
cause to move around or rotate
- turn a key
- turn your palm this way
cause to move along an axis or into a new direction
- turn your face to the wall
- turn the car around
- turn your dance partner around
move around an axis or a center
- The wheels are turning
get by buying and selling
- the company turned a good profit after a year
accomplish by rotating
- turn a somersault
- turn cartwheels
undergo a change or development
- The water turned into ice
- Her former friend became her worst enemy
- He turned traitor
cause to change or turn into something different;ssume new characteristics
- The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him
- The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold