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 — 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

  • To turn to account — 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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