turn to
intransitive verb Date: 1813 to apply oneself to work ; act vigorously <
all hands turn to and build a church and a jail — Mark Twain
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  • turn to — {v.} To begin working with much energy. * /All the boys turned to and cleaned the cabin in a few minutes./ * /Mary turned to and studied for the test./ Syn.: FALL TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn to — {v.} To begin working with much energy. * /All the boys turned to and cleaned the cabin in a few minutes./ * /Mary turned to and studied for the test./ Syn.: FALL TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn to — index call (appeal to), consult (ask advice of) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Turn-To — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Turn To caption = sire = Royal Charger grandsire = Nearco dam = Source Sucree damsire = Admiral Drake sex = Stallion foaled = 1951 country = Great Britain flagicon|Great Britain colour = Bay breeder =… …   Wikipedia

  • turn to — Synonyms and related words: accept, advert to, alter into, assume, attack, attempt, attend to, be aware of, be converted into, be engrossed in, become, begin, blast away, blast off, bring into play, buckle to, change into, come round to, commence …   Moby Thesaurus

  • turn to — verb a) to become, to degenerate into. all things turn to dust. b) to consult for advice iron turn to rust in the presence of air and water …   Wiktionary

  • turn to — phr verb Turn to is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blood, ↑conversation, ↑eye, ↑focus, ↑mind, ↑talk, ↑thought, ↑traffic light Turn to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agitation, ↑anger, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • To turn to advantage — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn to profit — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn to — Turn Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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