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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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Body Tjak then proceeded through its four sections--Celebration of the Ancestors, the Body, the Spirit, and the Community--with lovingly detailed vignettes in which musicians and dancers took turns sharing the spotlight.
A West Covina man remained in critical condition Friday following a vicious attack by two chimps who took turns mauling him while his defenseless wife tried in vain to fight off the animals to save her husband.
Family members talked with each other while the children, from infants to teenagers, took turns sitting on Santa's lap and receiving their presents.
They and others took turns at center stage to express the music of their instruments in the amazing counterpoint of jazz.
They took turns shrieking in frustration after forehands gone long and slices too short in the deciding set.
As the men roughhoused, or lovers pursued each other, or individuals took turns improvising for their companions, the steps looked structured, rather than discovered.
A lot more people were applauding afterward, when, in the wake of one of the most thrilling games of the season, both teams took the field, then took turns doing the snap-signal drill and embraced.
When Read beckoned, the fan hurdled a barrier and charged into the lake, swimming out to hand off the Stars and Stripes to crew members, who took turns holding it aloft as they rowed along grandstands of cheering fans in Schinias, Greece.
Yet, as dozens took turns addressing the RBOC board, their concerns went well beyond aesthetics.
Malone took turns against Houston's Yao Ming in the first round, San Antonio's Tim Duncan in the second and Minnesota's Kevin Garnett in the conference finals.
Besides presenting their positions, the candidates also took turns sniping at each other.