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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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Rovers were quick to respond and by the seventh minute Jamie Forrester rifled in a fierce shot which keeper John Danby superbly turned round the post.
After a few more minutes of being harangued, the exasperated driver eventually turned round and said: "Look, I'm responsible for the safety of this bus.
Dear Editor, -You recently published a letter from S E Whitehouse complaining about a conductor at the Symphony Hall, who had apparently turned round and complained to the audience about the disturbance caused by coughing and the rustle of sweet papers.
When David felt a tug in the lead, he turned round to discover his pet had disappeared.
He says: "The product is good, the market is good and the company will soon be turned round.
We said we didn't know and he turned round and said: "Scarper, you've got a live bomb there
He turned round and was confronted by a man who held a knife to his face and verbally abused him.
Madam, you have now turned round so often to have screwed yourself through the carriage floor and bolted the train to the underside of Christmas Island.
Murphy recalls it was a diamond shape - which is really just a square turned round a bit.
When they finished I turned round to the wife and jokingly said 'I wonder how long it be before it is dug up again'.
The news will be a major blow to Scotland fans after Rangers legends Smith and McCoist turned round the fortunes of the national team.
Imagine my surprise when the younger of the two women turned round and said rather aggressively: "You pick it up then.