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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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On a planet inhabited in the not-too-distant future, humans still haven't learned the lessons of the past, and the results are, once again, devastating as they turn against each other in the quest for superiority and genetic purity.
The colonists then turn against the British to fight for independence in the American Revolution.
The tide is starting to turn against the IRS because it has lost two Tax Court cases on this question--Northern v.
But later in the 1980s, when the time came to make the award, government policy had taken a turn against refugees.
Lord Hattersley, former deputy Labour leader, predicted voters in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough would turn against the system.
First, from the beginning of the conceptual and political elaboration of the modern state, it appeared that this irreplaceable instrument of our equal liberty could turn against liberty with even greater force, given that one had concentrated in it all legitimacy.
Unholy Alliance, by Takis Michas, attempts to explain this turn against America through the prism of Greek support for the Serbia of Slobodan Milosevic during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
Biological immune disorders in which host defenses turn against the host and actually cause damage are known as autoimmune diseases.
I had a lot of respect for my father, but was it hard for me to turn against everything he believed in?
For a given election, any time six or more keys turn against the incumbent party, the incumbent loses.