Turn-round meaning

(intransitive) To revolve or rotate around a centre.

The body was turning round slowly as it fell.

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(intransitive) To turn so as to be facing in the opposite direction.

It seemed that there was someone behind me; but when I turned round, no one was there.

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(intransitive) To change one's opinion or attitude (especially when becoming hostile etc.).

You can't turn round and blame me all of a sudden.

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(archaic) To make revolve, rotate.
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To put into an opposing position; to reverse.

He turned the glass round and examined the other side.

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To make (a ship, airplane etc.) ready for departure.

The stopover is very short, and crews will have about 15 minutes to turn the plane round.

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(colloquial) To process; to complete work on (something), especially with a view to sending it on in a finished state.

New figures are in – we need to turn these round ASAP, the boss wants a report tonight.

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