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You've already moved your piece – it's my turn now.
I'm sure it's your turn to wash the dishes.
You'll just have to wait your turn like everyone else.
He made a left turn into a quiet street.
The argument over drugs in sport took an unexpected turn yesterday.
The weather suddenly took a turn for the worse.
We wanted to express our shock at today's tragic turn of events.
This is the British English definition of turn. View American English definition of turn.
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