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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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She said: "To have turned around the lives of over 85,000 troubled families - who have an average of nine serious problems each - in two and a half years is a credit to the councils, the frontline staff and most of all to the families themselves.
The stock's recent bias should shortly be turned around, as argued by a study of short-term stochastic numbers.
Salinger until I turned around and assured her that if she kept talking, I'd do my darnedest to create a new memory in her life, one that she can reflect on the next time she sees a movie about a talkative audience member being bludgeoned to death.
He was credited with performing a turnaround of the Revlon Fragrance Division in the mid-1980s and later turned around the marketing fortunes of Faberge.
Fabregas took exception to Brinkman's calls and turned around and began arguing vehemently.
The exceptional claims, which need a healthcare professional's review, are automatically pulled out, routed to the right person's computer screen, and turned around in minutes or hours, not days or weeks.
The other, by Wilson, adopts a proven program that has turned around tens of thousands of lives in Wisconsin, saved billions of tax dollars and won the praise of the president.
As restaurant financial analyst Mike Mueller noted, "Basically, he turned around Burger King in a remarkably short time and did it with a single-minded focus on why it is that people go there.
It stopped, turned around, looked at me and took off running,'' Goodwin said.
The result was that after prices had gone into free fall for an hour, they turned around in the middle of the day and soared.