Turn synonyms

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(Baseball) A curve ball.
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A complete course, succession, or series:
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A sharp turn in skateboarding in which the back foot applies sudden pressure to the back of the board, lifting the front end into the air to turn.
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To repel or drive back
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(Nautical) To strain in heavy seas so that the joints give slightly and the fastenings become slack. Used of a boat or ship.
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To be successful or make steady progress; prosper:
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A surface shape.
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A skill, talent, or capacity:
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(Idiomatic) A good deed; a thoughtful or selfless act.
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The definition of a routine is a regular process or course of action.
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(US) An eighth of a dollar. Note that there is no coin minted worth 12.5 cents. (When this term first came into use, the Spanish 8 reales coin was widely used as a dollar equivalent, and thus the 1 real coin was equivalent to 12.5 cents.)
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(Brit.) Sprain or wrench
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change to the contrary
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(Idiomatic) To request or ask something of (a person); to select for a task.
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(Physics) To alter the shape of by pressure or stress.
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(Joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.
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pass to the other side of
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A periodically repeated sequence of events:
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​The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.
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A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing, primarily in ballet.
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A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Circular or spiral motion.
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A ride or pleasure trip in a motor vehicle
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a revolution
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A winning streak of continuing luck, especially at gambling (especially in the phrase on a roll).
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The action of a person or thing that turns
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Rotation or revolution around an axis
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The definition of a spiral is a curve or winding shape that winds around a central point, or a continuous decrease or increase.
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One complete turn of something wound
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A sudden bend (short series of bends) in a road, path, etc.
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The wind instruments of an orchestra, or the players of these instruments
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(Baseball) A curve ball.
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(--- Computers) Movement of characters in a register to the left or right, as of the bits in a byte.
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A solid angle.
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A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
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The point at which such a bifurcation or separation occurs:
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An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
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(Rhetoric): Ordering of terms in increasing order of importance or magnitude.
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A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
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A point of time
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A condition of urgent need for action or assistance:
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A turning point
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A place at which a river, railroad, or highway, for example, may be crossed:
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Something different; variety:
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A turning point
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An ugly, ridiculous, startling, or unusual person or thing
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A sudden jerk or shake, as from a blow
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The definition of a blow is a hard hit or upsetting news, or receiving upsetting information.
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A feat of courage, skill, etc.
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The definition of an accomplishment is something that has been completed with skill or expertise.
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The time spent in the military, as in, “in the service of one’s country.”
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A diversion or deviation from one's original route.
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Deviation is defined as the act of departing from the accepted practice or the norm.
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(Electricity) A (usually unwanted) current that flows between two points that are meant to be at the same potential, but are not.
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A turn made in skiing by stemming with one of the skis and bringing the other parallel
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A change in course
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A change in course
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A variant of the female name Christie, a diminutive of Christina and related names.
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(Skiing) A turn led with the heel flat on the downhill ski while the uphill ski is pulled beneath the skier's body with a flexed knee and raised heel.
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A skiing turn in which the knees are bent, the inside heel is lifted, and the weight is on the outside ski, which is advanced ahead of the other and angled inward until the turn is complete.
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A change in course
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A change in course
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A change in course
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A change in course
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A change in course
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(Aviation) the roll-off-the-top aerobatic maneuver, a reverse split-S
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A maneuver in which an airplane first completes half a loop and then half a roll in order to gain altitude and change flight direction simultaneously.
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Revolve is defined as to think about something, or cause to move in a circle.
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To spin, turn, or revolve something.
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To roll, move, or transport on wheels or a wheel.
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(Obs.) To hurl or throw
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To move about or flow freely, as air.
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To pivot
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To pivot
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To rotate rapidly; spin
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To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
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To touch or reach the ground.
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To move something in a loop.
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(Intransitive) To return to a place after having been there at a previous time.
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To change its course by being tacked, or sail against the wind by a series of tacks
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(Intransitive, now rare) To retreat before an opponent. [from 14th c.]
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To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
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To trace again the story of, from the beginning
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To reverse
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(Intransitive, reflexive, sports) To reverse the expected outcome of a game, usually from a losing position to a winning one.
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(Intransitive, nautical) To overturn.
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To change or make different; modify:
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To undergo change in any way; become different
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To change (property) from real to personal, or the reverse
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To change the condition, nature, or function of; convert
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To divert; to convert to a wrong use.
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To undermine or corrupt, as in morals
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To say in reply; to respond.
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To pass back and forth from one state, action, or place to another:
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To turn or make go to one side
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(Intransitive, nautical, of the wind) to shift aft
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To divert
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(Intransitive) to bend or turn from a fixed course
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To sideline; to push aside; to divert or distract from, reducing (something) to a secondary or subordinate position.
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To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
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To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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To turn aside from a course or way:
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To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
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To stay clear of; go around or away from:
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To whip or beat with or as with a switch
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To keep from happening; prevent:
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In a zigzag manner or pattern
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To draw back in fear, cringe, back down
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To move or turn to one side; turn aside or out of the way
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To change the object or focus of (attention).
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To divert
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To divert
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To divert
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To grow in size, so as to be able to fit something (especially an item of clothing).
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To become
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To become
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(Intransitive) To clot or coagulate; to cause to congeal, such as through cold. (metaphorically of blood)
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To make something (more) acidic or sour; to convert into an acid.
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To sour
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To be arranged in a spiral, whorl, or twist.
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To move along with an easy, swaying gait:
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To turn from a straight line
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(Nautical) To turn the head of a ship toward the wind.
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To tend to do or believe something, or move or be moved in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.
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To move about aimlessly, or on a winding course
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To present (a charge) against a defendant before a court:
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To incline
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To look upon fondly; to prefer.
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To damage or weaken by pressure or tension:
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To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.
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To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
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To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
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To nauseate
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To feel disgust or repugnance:
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Fold is defined as to bend to bring one part over another.
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To undergo transmutation.
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(Video games) To make an enhanced remake of (a computer or video game).
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The definition of transpose is to mix two things up or cause them to change places with each other, or to rewrite music in a different key, or to change something to a new form or place it in a new context.
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To put to some practical or specific use
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To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive:
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To utilize is to make use of something or to find a practical purpose for something.
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To turn or point (a person or thing) toward an object or goal; aim; head
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To adjust (an instrument or device) to a specific point or calibration:
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Train means to guide, coach or instruct.
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To repel
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(Intransitive) to revert to an earlier stage of development
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A turning or spinning motion of a body, shaft, etc. around a center or axis; rotation
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The feeling that something unexpected has happened.
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Something which helps; a material source of help.
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To become is defined as to grow or change into, or to be suitable for.
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The definition of ferment is to excite, or to have a chemical breakdown of a substance using bacteria, yeast or enzymes.
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Sour is to cause dissatisfaction, or is to go bad or rotten.
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To bend or deviate from an upright position; stand at a slant; incline
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Tend is defined as to proceed in a direction or be inclined to do something.
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The definition of hurt is feeling physical pain, or to cause someone or something to experience physical pain or to cause harm.
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To cause distress:
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To cause an intense dislike for something.
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To consume, expend, or exhaust by use
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(Intransitive) To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.
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To ward off or keep away; drive back:
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(Botany) Twisted, bent, or partially rolled upon itself; convolute.
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Bending or winding alternately from side to side; sinuous.
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Turning around a central point or axis, as a wheel; rotating
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Any of a group of greenish, brownish, or yellowish monoclinic minerals, occurring in igneous or metamorphic rocks. They are used as a source of magnesium and asbestos. Chemical formula: (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4.
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Not straightforward; circuitous; devious:
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Turning about an axis; revolving or whirling.
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The act of pivoting to face in the opposite direction from the original, especially in a military formation.
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Willingness to do favors or services
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A bishop's staff of office.
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The movement of a structure or structural part as a result of stress.
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The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion.
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A kind act or kindly treatment
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(Mathematics) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
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(Sports) A maneuver in wrestling in which a competitor being controlled by the opponent suddenly reverses the situation and gains control.
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Range or scope
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(Physics, mechanics) A rotational or twisting effect of a force; a moment of force, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the axis of rotation (SI unit newton-metre or Nm; imperial unit foot-pound or ft.lbf).
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A mathematical operation in geometry measuring how tightly a plane is twisted.
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A turn so as to face the opposite way; about-face
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To turn aside from a course.
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A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence .
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To turn inside out, typically from within, like a pocket being emptied.
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To turn, bend, or curve, usually inward
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Introvert is defined as to direct one's attention upon oneself.
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To transform (something) into a completely different appearance
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(Now Rare) To make different; alter
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To pivot is to turn or spin around a center point.
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To turn to or make use of a person, strategy, or course of action for help or as a means of achieving something:
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To turn inside out or upside down:
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To cause to return to a former condition.
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To turn something sharply.
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To cause to turn or rotate on or as if on a swivel
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To glorify or exalt something or someone.
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To change completely; transform, esp. in a grotesque or strange manner
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Lack of the ability to do something; incapability
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An act of avoidance.
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The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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sicken
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To go around in a circle; revolve
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To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.
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To put into an orbit, as a satellite is put into orbit around the Earth.
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To break and turn up earth with a plow.
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(Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
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Blunt means to make something less effective or dull.
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To soften, moderate or blunt; to make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy.
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(Intransitive) To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.
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(Figuratively) To move in a slow, irregular motion.
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To toss a coin, as in letting chance decide something
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To move with a twisting or contorted motion:
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To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one's ankle.
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To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
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To throw into confusion or disarray.
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To make unsettled, insecure, or unstable; disturb, displace, disarrange, or disorder
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(Optics) To measure the degree of refraction of (an eye or lens)
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To arc is defined as to make a curved shape or move in a curved path.
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To span as an arch
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To bend or curve downward; stoop.
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In circumference; around the outside
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Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people
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To pass above and across
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To change to the opposite position, direction, or course.
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To modify is to make a change or alteration.
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To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.
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To become an apostate
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To leave one's country because of disapproval of its political policies and settle in another that opposes such policies
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To leave (one's post, military service, etc.) without permission
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To become a deserter or an outlaw.
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To desert a cause, party, etc.; become a renegade; apostatize
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Rat is defined as to tease hair, or to hunt for rats, or is slang for betray.
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(Nautical) To veer to leeward from a former course; fall off.
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To proceed or go in a certain direction:
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To aim or direct
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To direct or aim:
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To focus one's aim; to zoom in and center on something.
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To prepare (a table) for a meal; set with silverware, plates, etc.
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To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
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(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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(Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
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To set apart seriously for a special purpose; devote to some work, duty, etc.
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To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
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To bring into focus
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To communicate, convey, or offer for conveyance:
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(Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
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(Intransitive, physics, chemistry, of an unstable atom) To change by undergoing fission, by emitting radiation, or by capturing or losing one or more electrons.
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To decay; rot or putrefy.
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To grow worse; degenerate:
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To lose cohesion or unity:
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To cause to crumble.
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To decay or cause to decay and have a foul odor.
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To disappear or fall by decaying:
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To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
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To contaminate or corrupt (something) with an external agent, either physically or morally.
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(Informal) To urinate or defecate:
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To speak or write about something briefly or incidentally; make reference:
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To go or betake oneself (to a place)
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To move or go quickly or hurriedly:
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To come to be.
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The definition of come is to move closer to the requester.
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(Informal) To understand (often used as get it).
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To come into existence from a source; spring up:
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To apply wax to (something, such as a shoe, a floor, a car, or an apple), usually to make it shiny.
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The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth around the sun.
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The act of rolling or turning around a center or axis
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(Mathematics) An isometry that fixes precisely one point.
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(General) Gradual directional change especially one leading to a more advanced or complex form; growth; development.
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A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft.
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The act of moving; a movement.
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A shift in position
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(Medicine) A curving or bending, especially an abnormal one:
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A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
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A hobble or limp:
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(Baseball) A period of play in which members of a visiting baseball team attempt to hit a baseball pitched by the opposing home team until three players are called out, followed by a similar attempt by members of the home baseball team against the visiting team's pitching. There are nine or more innings in a regulation baseball game.
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A turn, period, or fit of something
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The definition of a stretch is a long, unbroken period of time or distance.
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(Uncountable, with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
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A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
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(Slang) An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn.
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(Nautical) Any of the periods of time, usually four hours, into which the day aboard ship is divided and during which a part of the crew is assigned to duty.
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A tendency, disposition, or inclination:
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A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
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The definition of disposition is a tendency.
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An inclination, tendency, or preference.
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Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
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A state of being predisposed; a tendency, inclination, or susceptibility.
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A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
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The state of lying with the face down.
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The definition of a squint is a situation where the eyes are partially closed, or is slang for a quick look.
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A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
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A natural ability or talent
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Suitability; the quality of being apt or suitable
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An inherent power or ability:
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A person having such capacity or ability
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The act of giving:
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A natural or acquired tendency, aptitude, or talent; bent; knack; gift
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A clever expedient or way of doing something
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After Matthew 25, above: A marked natural ability or skill. [from 15th c.]
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A walk that is taken regularly for good health and wellbeing.
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A distance walked.
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To petition again.
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So as to have a sharp point or edge
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To injure a (bodily part) by twisting
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In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
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(Intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
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To have or place reliance; depend:
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To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
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(Intransitive, often with on or against) To collect payments.
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To a greater extent or degree:
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(Usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
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The act or manner of using a card, piece, or ball in a game or sport:
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(Countable) A division of a theatrical performance.
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One of the separate offerings in a program of music or other entertainment:
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(Idiomatic) A deviation from the expected course of events.
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To pile into ricks.
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undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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Flex is defined as to bend or tense a muscle or body part, or to show the strength of something.
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To relieve of care or suffering:
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To relax (the mind) from strain or effort
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