See also: turnround
- (intransitive) To revolve or rotate around a centre.
- The body was turning round slowly as it fell.
- (intransitive) To turn so as to be facing in the opposite direction.
- It seemed that there was someone behind me; but when I turned round, no one was there.
- (intransitive) To change one's opinion or attitude (especially when becoming hostile etc.).
- You can't turn round and blame me all of a sudden.
- (transitive, archaic) To make revolve, rotate.
- (transitive) To put into an opposing position; to reverse.
- He turned the glass round and examined the other side.
- (transitive) To make (a ship, airplane etc.) ready for departure.
- The stopover is very short, and crews will have about 15 minutes to turn the plane round.
- (transitive, colloquial) To process; to complete work on (something), especially with a view to sending it on in a finished state.
- New figures are in – we need to turn these round ASAP, the boss wants a report tonight.
- turn around (synonymous in many cases)