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Synonyms for turning
ˈtɜr nɪŋturn·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, turningnoun

    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

    "he took a turn to the right"

    routine, turn of events, spell, play, number, twist, bend, tour, round, good turn, act, bout, crook, go, turn, bit

  2. turningnoun

    act of changing in practice or custom

    "the law took many turnings over the years"


  3. turningnoun

    a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe


  4. turning, turnnoun

    a movement in a new direction

    "the turning of the wind"

    turn, turn of events, spell, play, number, routine, twist, bend, tour, round, good turn, act, bout, crook, go, bit

  5. turningnoun

    the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe


  6. turningnoun

    the activity of shaping something on a lathe


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. turningadjective

    revolving, rotary, rotating, gyratory, winding, circumrotary

  2. turningnoun

    rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, eversion, extroversion, flexure, flexion, incurvation, deviation, deflection, circumrotation

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  1. Eric Talley:

    It's a message I think many employees want to hear, some of these employees are reliable, skilled, good employees, so these companies are anticipating, thinking, 'We want to be in a position to have these employees to come back, and we want to hire them back, when the economy starts turning around.'.

  2. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick:

    I was in China 70 days last year and 100 times a day someone would say 'Travis, no Internet technology company has ever succeeded. I don't know if you should be here', as an entrepreneur, that's the best thing you can hear ... you're always turning it into the positive, and trying to make the impossible possible is what we do. Adventure with a purpose is what we do.

  3. Angel Mitchell:

    We cook and serve those all-day breakfasts that are making McDonald's millions and millions, but we can't feed our own families without turning to food stamps.

  4. Clemens Binninger:

    Gerhard Schindler said. But German secret service officials have observed a disturbing new trend that combines the two threats. Radicals already in Germany are increasingly trying to penetrate the shelters that hold desperate and increasingly volatile refugees who made it to Germany. They have to be careful, because indigenous Islamists and Salafists could try to take advantage of the desperation of the refugees and to achieve their fanatical ideas, said Clemens Binninger, a member of Parliament. Much of the fear has been driven by the fact that ISIS has clearly stated its plan to send jihadists to Western Europe amid the refugee wave. Fighters with valid documents from European Union countries can enter and exit without being detected, and ISIS has reportedly seized hundreds of Syrian blank passports. As a result, European jihadists could be returning amid the wave, and fighters from Syria and Iraq could be sneaking into Western Europe under humanitarian cover, where they can slip into society using doctored documents. Assassins of Paris, of Brussels and the train between Paris and Amsterdam were either radicalized European Muslims or European jihadists, returned from the battlefields, they're making contact with the network of political Salafists, which have been previously recruited to ISIS. Turkey, a European Union member which has taken in an estimated 2 million refugees from Syria, blasted European nations for turning away refugees and making the continent a.

  5. Tammy Norvell:

    Her lips started turning blue, and I called for my husband and he called 911.

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