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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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More than 60 rescue workers, who arrived in Karaman early yesterday by helicopter, took turns trying to recover the miners.
The women took turns using the shoes, and soon stacks of logs were piled outside their homes.
The gang were aged up to 16 and disgusted eyewitnesses said they took turns to kick her head.
Piles of toys -- Barbies, remote-control race cars, Monopoly and Twister board games, and even some small electronics for the older children -- sat on long tables as children took turns picking out items.
We all took turns shooting--you shot until you missed.
In silver unitards, the dancers pumped their arms forward and back like pistons, held them parallel to frame their faces, then took turns in solo.
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POLICE were last night hunting two sick thugs who took turns to punch a helpless pensioner and slash her with knives.
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During the early portion of practice, Everett and Austin took turns fielding punts against oncoming defenders in an effort to simulate game conditions.