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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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Reagan (1984) and Nixon (1972) had this key turned against them, but survived.
Any Republican would have won, since Republicans had only three keys turned against them: the absence of an incumbent running, of major policy changes, and of charisma.
What's interesting is that people who were against the war from the beginning are considered unsound and shrill, while those who were for it then turned against it are considered sound.
NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley hit a new low yesterday amid claims even the club mascot has turned against him.
Administrators are turned against teachers, teachers against administrators, and the members of each group view the other with suspicion and fear, as potential saboteurs of their professional survival.
Authorities were finally able to make the move on Capano when his youngest brother Gerry turned against him, revealing a gruesome tale of death and extortion.
Opinion has turned against them, too, but they will be shoved down the nation's throats.
political establishment, decided against seeking Valley office and turned against secession.
In a news conference at noon today, health advocates called it a clear signal that the legal tides have turned against the tobacco industry.
Yes, there were a few dark moments: McCarthy-era Tinseltown not only turned against its own, but produced lousy, red-baiting movies as well.
A YOUNG mother has spoken of how her family turned against her after she reported her father for abusing her young daughter.
Now, with the armed forces turned against the rightful government, the player must -- with the aid of his new supertank that has been in development -- get his research to the proper authorities while deposing his adversary to re-seat the rightful government.