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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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Cardiff City will resist all offers for Cameron Jerome - unless a bid reaches a level they cannot turn down.
I have not been scoring, but I've been playing well and even got a few man of the match awards but it seems a bit off that I'm dropped instantly when I turn down their contract offer.
Kerr declined comment on it, but those close to him said, if asked, he would likely turn down another invitation to interview.
ACTRESS Patsy Kensit (below) has revealed her deep regret over her decision to turn down an offer to star in the American hit comedy Friends.
Venables (left)is anxious for a return to top level football management and would find it hard to turn down an approach to coach one of the best sides in the world.
The $10K helped give me the confidence to turn down that firm.
SEAN Og O hAilpin says the opportunity to be part of sporting history at the Ryder Cup was too much to turn down.
RONALDINHO is ready to turn down Chelsea for the second time - but only after he has dumped them out of the Champions League.