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turn

1. Music a melodic ornament that makes a turn around a note, beginning with the note above, in a variety of sequences
2. Theatre chiefly Brit a short theatrical act, esp in music hall, cabaret, etc.

turn

[′tərn]
(electricity)
One complete loop of wire.
(mathematics)

TURN

(messaging, protocol)
An SMTP command with which a client asks the server to open an SMTP connection to the client, thus reversing their roles.

Superseded by ETRN.
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Am I being too cynical in my suspicions that you and Geoff Hoon will still continue to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to this disgrace?
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But everyone was trying to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye as the singer arrived at the airport in Salvador, 1,000 miles north east of the capital, Rio.