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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Turn as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 September 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 65 answers for the crossword clue 'Turn', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Turn a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Turn as an answer itself some 290 times.

Turn is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Thursday, 26 August 2021 with the answer being ROTATE, we also found ROTATE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"
  • The act of turning away or in the opposite direction; "he made an abrupt turn away from her"
  • Taking a short walk out and back; "we took a turn in the park"
  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
  • The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
  • A movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
  • A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  • A favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
  • Become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
  • A circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
  • Alter the functioning or setting of; "turn the dial to 10"; "turn the heat down"
  • Let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
  • Change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
  • Cause to move along an axis or into a new direction; "turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"
  • Move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
  • Twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
  • Change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
  • Go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
  • Direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
  • Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  • Shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
  • To break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
  • To send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
  • Cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
  • Undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
  • A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
  • Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
  • Change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
  • Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help"
  • Pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
  • Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
  • An unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
  • (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
  • Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
  • Channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
  • Get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
  • Accomplish by rotating; "turn a somersault"; "turn cartwheels"
  • Cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics; "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Turn'.

  • runt Disparaging terms for small people
  • trun

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

GO
A board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

3 Letters

ACT
Something that people do or cause to happen

BIT
Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"

PRO
An argument in favor of a proposal

ROT
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

4 Letters

BEND
Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

BOUT
An occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

FLEX
The act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"

FLIP
(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"

GROW
Become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

MOVE
Change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"

PLAY
The act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

PLOW
Move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"

RICK
A stack of hay

ROLL
Walking with a swaying gait

SLUE
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

SOUR
The taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth

SPIN
A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion); "the campaign put a favorable spin on the story"

TOUR
A journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"

VEER
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

WIND
Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"

WORK
Operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; "She works the night clubs"; "The salesman works the Midwest"; "This artist works mostly in acrylics"

5 Letters

AVERT
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

CROOK
A long staff with one end being hook shaped

CURVE
A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

GOBAD
Stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

PIVOT
The act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"

RESET Chris Roberson
Device for resetting instruments or controls

ROUND
The usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"

SPELL
A psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

SPOIL
Treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

SWIRL
Flow in a circular current, of liquids

TWIST
A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

WHEEL
A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

WRICK
A painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)

6 Letters

BECOME
Undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"

CALLON
Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to; "She called on her Representative to help her"; "She turned to her relatives for help"

CHANCE
A risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"

CURDLE
Turn into curds; "curdled milk"

DEFORM
Become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"

GOSOUR

NUMBER
An item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"

PASSUP
Refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"

PLOUGH
A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

REFUSE
Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

ROTATE
Plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; "We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"

SPRAIN
A painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments

SWIVEL
A coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin

WRENCH
A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

7 Letters

DEFLECT
Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

FERMENT
A state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"

RELEASE
Grant freedom to; free from confinement

REVERSE
Change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

REVOLVE
Move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"

ROUTINE
An unvarying or habitual method or procedure

TURNING
Act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"

8 Letters

GOAROUND
Turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

GOODTURN
A favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"

ROTATION
A single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"

TURNOVER
Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"

10 Letters

MOVEAROUND
Travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge

REVOLUTION
The overthrow of a government by those who are governed

11 Letters

CHANGESTATE
Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

12 Letters

TURNOFEVENTS
An unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"

16 Letters

CHANGEBYREVERSAL
Change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

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