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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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Mr Ord said that he would be sending out a message to all the drivers from ADT to ask them to remember to turn off their engines whilst they are sat still.
"We are encouraging guests in the apartments to turn off unnecessary lights and switches and inviting them to a candlelit dinner in the hotel at 8.30pm," said a spokeswoman.
It advised people to turn off the power to holiday lighting equipment when they
n n n Daniel Cook, aged nine, from Northfield, said: "We need to turn off the electricity because it's ecofriendly.
I like riding my bike.'' Lakhdeep Panesar, aged ten, from Wolverhampton, said: "We need to turn off power because of the climate and weather and how it destroys the planet.
Carl Humphrey, head of highways on Swansea Council, said: "We have looked very carefully at where we can turn off a small number of street lights in the city without causing any problems for residents.
What this study suggests is that one of the things that contributes to inflammation in arthritis is the crippling of beneficial pathways that usually serve to turn off inflammation." Future therapies might focus on ways to augment or reinstitute the beneficial pathways in order to turn off inflammation in those with chronic arthritis, he said.
"While the core initiative of this year's campaign remains the same--to turn off the lights for one hour--2010 will also emphasize long-term sustainable goals," said Mesa, Ariz.'s, deputy director of environment and sustainability, Scott Bouchie.
Taking part in the noble campaign like the millions of people and establishments internationally who turned off their lights, the hotel management established its sincere initiative for energy conservation by turning off its non-essential external lights as well as actively encouraged its guests to turn off the lights in their respective guestrooms for one hour.
* Turn off faucets and taps when you're not using them.
turn off 1 : to stop by using a control <Remember to turn off the alarm.> 2 : to change direction <They turned off onto another road.>
He leaves a reminding the teacher to turn off the lights in the future.