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turnip an edible plant with a large, usu. whitish root, and hairy leaves that are sometimes used as greens. [2 definitions]
turnkey one who has control of the keys in a prison or jail; jailer. [2 definitions]
turnkey system a complete computer system of hardware and software sold as a unit.
turnoff a place where one turns to take another road, path, or route. [2 definitions]
turn off to stop the power or flow of something.
turn-on (slang) a thing or person that excites, arouses, or fascinates.
turn on to start the power or flow of something.
turn one's back on to neglect or abandon.
turnout the number of people who appear at a meeting, lecture, or the like, or who participate in an event such as an election. [4 definitions]
turn out to come to be in a particular condition or state in the end. [2 definitions]
turnover in a specific time period, the proportion of employees hired in relation to the average number of employees. [6 definitions]
turn over to move (something) so that the part that was previously facing down is now facing up. [2 definitions]
turn over a new leaf to alter one's behavior for the better; make a new start.
turnpike a thruway or highway whose use requires the payment of a toll.
turn pro to become a professional at some activity, usu. a sport, that one formerly engaged in as an amateur or for pleasure.
turn signal any of the lights on a motor vehicle that flash to indicate that the vehicle is about to turn and to show the direction in which it will turn. Turn signals are located on both the front and rear of the vehicle and are activated by the driver.
turnstile a device used to control movement from one area to another, usu. consisting of a vertical post with rotating arms that allow people to pass through one at a time, often only after paying a fee. [2 definitions]
turnstone any of several small migratory shorebirds that turn over stones to search for food.
turntable the round, flat, rotating plate that holds the record on a record player or phonograph. [3 definitions]
turn the tables on to reverse an existing situation in order to gain superiority over (the opposition).
turn the tide to reverse or change significantly the course of events, tendency of opinion, or the like.