turn of expression

  • 1 turn of expression — index phrase, phraseology Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 turn of expression — noun a distinctive spoken or written expression John s succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea • Syn: ↑turn of phrase • Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style • Hyponyms: ↑conceit …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 3 turn — turnable, adj. /terrn/, v.t. 1. to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel. 2. to cause to move around or partly around, as for the purpose of opening, closing, or tightening: to turn a key; to turn the cap of a …

    Universalium

  • 4 turn — /tɜn / (say tern) verb (t) 1. cause to move round on an axis or about a centre; rotate: to turn a wheel. 2. to cause to move round or partly round, as for the purpose of opening, closing, tightening, etc.: to turn a key. 3. to reverse the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 5 turn of phrase — noun a distinctive spoken or written expression John s succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea • Syn: ↑turn of expression • Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style • Hyponyms: ↑conceit …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 expression — noun 1 on sb s face ADJECTIVE ▪ neutral ▪ blank, dazed, glazed, vacant ▪ They all just looked at me with blank expressions. ▪ dea …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 expression — Synonyms and related words: Christophany, Parthian shot, Satanophany, accent, adage, address, adjectival phrase, affirmation, air, airing, allegation, ana, analects, angelophany, announcement, answer, antonym, aphorism, apostrophe, apothegm,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 8 Turn — Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Turn and turn about — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Turn bench — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Turn buckle — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Turn cap — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Turn of life — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Turn screw — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 expression — [n1] verbalization announcement, argument, articulation, assertion, asseveration, choice of words, commentary, communication, declaration, definition, delivery, diction, elucidation, emphasis, enunciation, execution, explanation, exposition,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 turn — [[t]tɜrn[/t]] v. t. 1) to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel[/ex] 2) to cause to move around or partly around, as for the purpose of opening, closing, or tightening: to turn a key[/ex] 3) to reverse the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 turn — {{11}}turn (n.) mid 13c., action of rotation, from Anglo Fr. tourn (O.Fr. tour), from L. tornus turning lathe; also partly a noun of action from TURN (Cf. turn) (v.). Meaning an act of turning, a single revolution or part of a revolution is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 turn — turn1 W1S1 [tə:n US tə:rn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(your body)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(direction)¦ 4¦(move around central point)¦ 5¦(change)¦ 6¦(attention/thoughts)¦ 7 turn your back (on somebody/something) 8¦(age/time)¦ 9 turn something inside out …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 turn — turn1 [ tɜrn ] verb *** ▸ 1 change position ▸ 2 change direction ▸ 3 make circular movement ▸ 4 do/become something else ▸ 5 become particular age ▸ 6 move page to other side ▸ 7 about stomach ▸ 8 milk: become sour ▸ 9 affect game/fight ▸ 10… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 turn — 1 verb CHANGE DIRECTION/POSITION 1 a) YOUR BODY (I) to move your body so that you are looking in a different direction: Ricky turned and walked away. (+ around/round/away etc): I turned around quickly to see if someone was following. | Dan turned …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English