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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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Unfortunately, the synopsis of texts has been printed out of sequence, so that the reader has to turn loose pages round in order to derive maximum benefit from the texts.
Attendees will be able see how self-service coin redemption allows gamers to turn loose coin into cash.
The Farmall Regular had an open magneto that required the impulse arm to be pushed down in order to connect with the trip stop, which was designed to turn loose after a few degrees and give the mag the extra spark that would supposedly make the engine start.
I cannot explain to you the relief that flowed through me as I was able to turn loose of my fear, my despair, my heartache.