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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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Under NCLB, instead of a dozen schools, North Carolina faces the prospect of having to turn around 500--nearly a quarter of all the state's schools, says Elsie Leake, associate superintendent for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
He should take a short turn around second base and look for back-picks, mishandles, and overthrows.
While another said, "Yes, he told her to either turn around or face the front approximately 3 times."
With its new initiatives, the bank expects to turn around in the next two years.
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DAVID DUNN has urged Blackburn fans to give manager Steve Kean time to turn around the club's poor start to the Premier League season.
Based on conversations with charter school operators, school district staff, researchers, and education reform experts, it examines how some pioneering cities--Los Angeles and Philadelphia in particular--are partnering with local charter operators to turn around some of their dropout factories and improve college readiness and graduation rates.
But the 27-year-old is intent on fighting the fatigue and finding form in a bid to turn around his side's fortunes in the final three matches of the NatWest Series.
The Obama administration is pushing hard to turn around low-performing schools.
Later, following up on his charter remarks, the Secretary issued a statement urging states to work with charter operators to turn around struggling schools and provide choice and innovation to students and parents.
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp backed Iain Dowie as the right man to turn around troubled Crystal Palace after watching the newly-promoted side condemned to their fourth straight Barclays Premiership defeat.