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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]
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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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But he warned that voters could see through their tactics and would react by turning against them.
In a side-swipe at his rival David Cameron, he warned Tories they would make "the gravest mistake" if they sought to ape New Labour just at the point when public opinion was turning against its tax-and-spend policies.
Group chairman Alan MacKinnon said the protest showed public opinion was turning against the war.
Conventional wisdom seems to be turning against no-fault as yet another starry-eyed liberal reform that failed.
You don't see fellas turning against an exceptionally handsome bloke on TV, because we are secure in the knowledge that the exceptionally handsome bloke is gay.