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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]
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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 the bleeding hearts coupled with the politically correct crowd have blocked his efforts at every turn.
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Dealing with issues of race and class difference, the play highlights the messy and contradictory emotions that fuel hatred, once again confounding expectations and assaulting our preconceptions at every turn.
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Isolating himself, always looking inwards and struggling to cope unless he's having his ego stroked at every turn have hardly helped Campbell's fragile mental state.
A friend of William Lloyd Garrison and an enemy of slavery at every turn, Pickering pitted himself against every move of the "slave power" from the concept of the "three-fifths" clause in the Constitution to his support of Tousssaint l'Ouverture in the Haitian revolution so feared by Jefferson and his allies.
There were literally hundreds offish in the river at every turn. If we drifted into an empty section of the river, our guide would immediately lead us back into a teeming school.
Offering glimpses of tradition mixed with the indelible stamp of an original thinker, the Cadiz-born virtuoso commanded the stage at every turn. Whether mesmerizing with razor-sharp pirouettes, beckoning with filigreed fingers, or executing footwork that ventured into the complex territory of a Bach fugue, Baras is charting new terrain.