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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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Anyone who is turned down for a payday loan should be pointed towards free, impartial debt advice to help them address their money problems.
Cardiff-born Dahl is among a host of respected names from British arts and culture to have turned down an award from the Queen
The airline president and chief executive officer, Ben Baldanza, said, 'We are frustrated and disappointed that our pilots have turned down an over 30 percent increase at a cost of over USD70m over five years while disrupting thousands of our customers and jeopardising the livelihoods of our over 2,000 employees.
The organising committee said their request was turned down by Cardiff & Co on the grounds it does not make charitable donations.
The Government has turned down the cash because it would have to match-fund it - but did approve the money for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Almost three million credit card applications have been turned down in the last six months as providers get tough over bad debt.
Q: I read you turned down a role in the new ``Bond'' movie.
Illinois has turned down the temperatures this winter to save money.
This comes only days after the ex-Rochdale man had turned down a new four-year contract with the Railwaymen.
The library's lawyers turned down the request, and agents came back with a subpoena.
It was no surprise from me when he turned down Manchester United to come to Newcastle nine years ago," said Souness.
Feyenoord attempted to join the race for his signature but were turned down flat by the player's agent, who told them he has had better offers from Britain.