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turn to

Definitions

  • Wanted to Turn in a Fire Alarm 201
    Wanted to Turn in a Fire Alarm 201
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v turn to direct one's interest or attention towards; go into "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction","People turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
    • v turn to speak to "He addressed the crowd outside the window"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"AS THE DRIVERS BEGAN TO TURN I JUMPED ON THE COW-CATCHER." "AS THE DRIVERS BEGAN TO TURN I JUMPED ON THE COW-CATCHER."

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell
    • Turn to to have recourse to: to point to: to result in
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Quotations

  • Francis Quarles
    Francis%20Quarles
    “Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.”
  • David Hare
    David%20Hare
    “Children always turn to the light.”
  • William Barclay
    William Barclay
    “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”
  • Geraldine Ferraro
    Geraldine Ferraro
    “We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around.”
  • James Elroy Flecker
    James Elroy Flecker
    “And some to Meccah turn to pray, and I toward thy bed, Yasmin.”
  • Zen Saying
    Zen Saying
    “The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say We did it ourselves.”

Idioms

Turn up one's toes to the daisies - If someone has turned up their toes to the daisies, it means that the person died.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.

Usage

In literature:

Tom yawned, stretched, and turned to the viewport to watch the scenery flash past.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
I did not stop to argue the point, but turned to at once with him to form the proposed raft.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
He turned to crawl to the other side.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Miah turned to the bottle as another man might to prayer.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
He turned to the window to see that it was secure.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
He turned to the woman beside him; her dark eyes were devouring his face in the effort, or so it seemed, to anticipate his answer.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
To my surprise Wetter turned to me.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
When Thomas turned to go, this man offered to accompany him a little way.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Then he turned to the boys, his hand still on Charlie's arm.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Virginia turned to him, a wave of hot resentment flowing clear to her finger tips.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Clif turned to the captain of the vessel; the man was frightened nearly to death, and began protesting volubly.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Going straight down the middle of the gallery, I had only to turn to the right to touch the rail.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
So she turned to go, but turned too late.
"Stubble" by George Looms
At first he turned to flee, but finding that the Lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Then she turned to Frank.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
He turned to run, but forgot to let go of the purse.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Clasping Jose's arm to steady herself, she had turned to confront the excited assembly.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Again she turned to her bed and gave way to a paroxysm of grief.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Carter turned to Her Grace to remonstrate against such an indignity, but her head was turned from him.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Richard resigned his hold to a servant, and turned to the strange travellers.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

But when by faith the sinner sees
A pardon bought with blood;
Then he forsakes his foolish pleas,
And gladly turns to God.
"Adam" by John Newton
I know I’m old; and yet my heart
Is just as young and gay
As e’er it was before my locks
Of bright brown turned to gray.
"I'm Growing Old" by Anonymous Americas
Shall it come, and never mercy
Shown of God avert the doom?
Shall the longing for the absent
Turn to feasting o'er his tomb?
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
While all the good I would impart,
The feelings I would share,
Are driven backward to my heart,
And turned to wormwood there;
"If This Be All" by Anne Bronte
Grew and gathered the twilight,
It filled my heart and brain;
The sadness grew more than sadness,
It turned to a gentle pain.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
Now the green ripples turn to gold
And all the paths are loud with rain,
I with desire am growing old
And full of winter pain.
"Spring and Autumn" by Francis Ledwidge

In news:

We're never too short on time when we have a slow cooker to turn to in our kitchen.
Add the cutlets to the curry paste mixture, turning to coat well.
To keep nimble, Census turns to CRM cloud.
Sometimes when it is my turn to write this column, I know exactly what I want to say and the words flow effortlessly.
Police turn to video to help in unsolved cases.
Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco learned that last season when the Rebels turned to Brett Huber to close out games with Jake Morgan shelved due to Tommy John surgery.
Emergency officials are asking residents to turn to Twitter to connect with them.
The Atlanta Braves' organist has turned to Twitter for inspiration from the team's fans on which tunes to play when opposing players come up to bat.
The economic downturn and rising prices are forcing many families to turn to charities for groceries, putting additional pressure on food banks that were already struggling to keep their shelves stocked.
For the answer to this one, we need to turn to one of our greatest philosophers .
Some mothers who are trying to "do it all" are turning to pills to get through the day.
As enrollments continue to increase and space becomes tight, school districts are turning to relocatables to meet demands.
While the Roanoke-Chowan area has been spared the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, this extremely large and dangerous storm continues to move parallel to the East Coast, with a turn to the northwest on Monday.
Each Thursday, we turn to our Global Activism segment to hear about someone working to make the world a better place.
According to court documents, the three siblings were dissatisfied with Philip Roper 's response to their request for information, and turned to a lawyer to ask him in writing for the financial details.
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In science:

At the end of this section we turn to the case of zero fluidity gradient at the walls to underline a few differences with the previous case.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
Then (9.8) turns to ordinary differential equation with respect to function ν = ν (y ).
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
We now turn to the example of the derived stack of vector bundles, which is very close to the previous one.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
In the next section we turn to the numerical details of how to compute the level compressibility.
Energy level statistics of a critical random matrix ensemble
When turning to finite electronic systems, RPA calculations are generally more involved, due to the lack of translational symmetry.
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots
Let us now turn to the application to the “cosmic virial theorem”.
The Probability Distribution Function of Light in the Universe: Results from Hydrodynamic Simulations
We now turn to computing the two-loop quantum correction to the effective action.
Low-energy dynamics in N = 2 super QED: Two-loop approximation
We assume that G is isomorphic to H and turn to prove that Γ = Ω.
Artin groups of spherical type up to isomorphism
We now turn to the proof of the results related to the height function, starting with Theorem 3.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
We now turn to the case when the number of walkers in the lattice can fluctuate due to the exchange with the bath.
Relaxation in open one-dimensional systems
If 2h = m − 1, then there is a bulb which is turned to state 2h; a geodesic representative for this element would use a single generator, a−1, to achieve this state.
Cone types and geodesic languages for lamplighter groups and Thompson's group F
Turning to the proof of (2.3), we next construct a subset of the event appearing in (2.3), the probability of which is easier to bound below.
How large a disc is covered by a random walk in n steps?
We now turn to numerical investigations to examine the validity of these findings.
Stabilizing the Discrete Vortex of Topological Charge S=2
We now turn to the simple reduction from generalized vertex spaces to vertex spaces.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
We now turn to asymptotics as c ց c0, in order to study the phase transition more closely.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
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