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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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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Chikage Ogi, minister of land, infrastructure and transport, said it is primarily necessary to ''gather information and judge what measure of effects a removal of the legal limit on treasury stock could exert'' in turning around the diving market.
Of these, 317 families are already being worked with and the scheme remains on track to meet the authority's target of turning around 570 families in the town by 2015.
Rosicky, who was stood just off the wall for the free-kick, caused fury among the Arsenal fans by starting his walk to the halfway line with his back to goal for the restart without even turning around to see if the ball had actually gone in.
"Charting New Territory: Tapping Charter Schools to Turn Around the Nation's Dropout Factories" argues for a more prominent role for charter operators in turning around perennially low-performing high schools.
In "Turning Around Schools in Need," we explore the history of such efforts and the different ways these schools can be turned around.
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), states must offer assurances that they are making progress in four critical areas of reform: adopting rigorous standards; recruiting and retaining effective teachers; turning around chronically low-performing schools; and building data systems to track student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
Assuming a turning around involves a rotation of 180 degrees at least, you wouldn't then be able to see to whom you were talking.
And Maynard admitted turning around the Welsh county's fortunes in the longer form of the game will be far more challenging and has to be a part of a three-year plan.
His success in turning around his life into something positive--he became an EMT credited with saving two lives, an expert on teen violence, and a husband a father--makes for an uplifting and motivational true tale that readers of all backgrounds can understand and learn from.
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