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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 only person who really has turned against her is the no-good boyfriend she is fighting tooth and nail to keep.
For if the mechanisms of security are later turned against you, causing you to seek security from the government, you won't be able to call up the liberties which once would have rescued you.
If Olivera's arrest is any indication, these powers may be turned against peaceful agitators for a better world.
This key turned against the Democrats in 1980 and 1996, but against Republicans in 1972 and 1976.
Savonarola's elision of public and private space was thus turned against him.
All the details of the momentous development in Massachusetts have not been reported yet in the New York media, but according to the reports we've read, the tide turned against the rent controls because they hurt a large number of elderly owners of small properties who were living on fixed incomes and counting on the returns from their rental property investments.
The Strictly viewer is considered more mature than the X-Factor viewer, which is why so many turned against Alesha Dixon (above) when she replaced the older Arlene Phillips on the judging panel a few years ago.
CAROL SALDINACK, the Norfolk mum who shopped her two sons for assaulting a man, says other family members have turned against her and she may never see her granddaughters again.
With the fans having turned against him, Bryan Robson refused the offer of an 'upstairs' position as director of football, culminating in Blackwell's appointment.
There are also interviews with dancers, actors and writers from the era, some of whose careers were throttled by the mercurial Madame Mao and others whose vast success was turned against them after the Chairman's death, when Jiang and her Gang of Four were denounced and imprisoned.
In recent years, scientists have tested cyclopamine to see whether its assault on the fast-growing cells of embryos and fetuses might be turned against tumor cells, which also multiply rapidly.