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turn

(tŭrn),
To revolve or cause to revolve; specifically, to change the position of the fetus within the uterus to convert a malpresentation into a presentation permitting normal delivery.
[A.S. tyrnan]
Obstetrics Version; the rotation of a foetus for vaginal delivery
Public health The abrupt change in a domesticated animal’s behaviour, from docile to aggressive, resulting in attacks on humans, which may be fatal; turning is most common in pitbull terrriers and rottweilers, which together cause the bulk of dog bite-related fatalities in the US
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But it remained a 10-7 game in the fourth quarter, both teams taking turns stumbling over themselves.
So it went in one of the wackiest renewals of this long rivalry, which first heated up during the 1970s, when Crescenta Valley and Burroughs were taking turns making runs at Southern Section championships.
To prepare for the event, the women are taking turns practicing with a staff member in front of the hospital.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti and City Councilwoman Laura Chick will be model citizens today, taking turns on the catwalk to raise money so the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association can plant more trees along Ventura Boulevard.
Although other vehicles were taking turns crossing the intersection, Pittman sped into the intersection and her truck hit Whitney's car broadside, witnesses testified.
Although other vehicles were taking turns crossing the intersection, Pittman's vehicle sped into the intersection and hit Whitney's car broadside, witnesses testified.
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