Definition of 'turning'
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The taxi driver who stops the clock after taking a wrong turning knows where the line is. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The chauffeur had taken a wrong turning. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Love that took a wrong turning can get back to its best. The Sun (2016)Nobody lets you out of a side turning. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Take the next turning on the right and park off the road. On the Trail of Merlin - a guide to the Celtic mystery tradition (1991)Swimming has taken a wrong turning. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When you look at your career chart, the moon helps you identify a missed turning. The Sun (2012)In December most of the runners were disqualified after they took the wrong turning. The Sun (2012)But no one tells the drivers, who take a wrong turning towards the museum. The Sun (2014)Along the way, they took a wrong turning and their truck got stuck in the snow. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The 25-year-old also said that the dry turning pitches have taken them by surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The work's great formal turning points are invested with a sometimes almost ominous suspense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A relationship that took a wrong turning can get back on track. The Sun (2010)A partnership that took a wrong turning is back on track. The Sun (2013)A friendship that took a wrong turning can be rebuilt. The Sun (2012)A bigger turning point had come a year earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This will make June 4 a turning point. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He certainly didn't look like a loveable rogue: nor did he come over as a decent fellow who took a wrong turning. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet when Grandcourt had ceased to speak, there was an instant in which she was conscious of being at the turning of the ways. Daniel Deronda (1876)
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Translations for 'turning'
British English: turning /ˈtɜːnɪŋ/ NOUN
If you take a particular turning, you go along a road which leads away from the side of another road.
Take the next turning on the right.
- American English: turnoff
- Arabic: مُنْعَطَف
- Brazilian Portuguese: desvio
- Chinese: 转弯处
- Croatian: skretanje
- Czech: odbočka
- Danish: sidevej
- Dutch: afslag
- European Spanish: giro
- Finnish: risteytyvä tie
- French: tournant
- German: Abzweigung
- Greek: στρίψιμο
- Italian: svolta
- Japanese: 分かれ道
- Korean: 모퉁이
- Norwegian: sving
- Polish: zakręt
- European Portuguese: desvio
- Romanian: răspântie de drumuri
- Russian: поворот
- Spanish: bocacalle
- Swedish: vändning
- Thai: จุดเลี้ยว
- Turkish: kıvrım
- Ukrainian: поворот
- Vietnamese: đoạn đường ngoặt
Definition of turning from the Collins English Dictionary
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