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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Superseded by ETRN.
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So each spring, approximately 3 billion migratory birds that spend the winter in South America or southern North America turn tail and fly to the boreal forest.
In Grants Pass, Guthrie was let go after penning for the 16,987- circulation, family-owned Daily Courier an acerbic column, titled "When the going gets tough, the tender turn tail," that criticized a number of people, especially Bush.
But neither is this the time to turn tail. When you get down to it, retail expansion and aggressive strategic planning have a lot in common with investing in the market--both are long-term endeavors.
But one look at Derby was enough for his Missus to turn tail. And Francesco pulled out - just as Roberto Baggio did.
So my daddy bailed him, and when Floyd got out, damned if he didn't turn tail and jump bond.
"i'm not going to turn tail after five months here and say i didn't know what to expect.
It almost makes me want to turn tail and return to my dhobi in Dubai who appears at my door whenever I require his services.
That the West's leading media outlets turn tail, largely ignoring the problem or criticizing Hedegaard and others for raising legitimate issues in the first place, is hardly better.
In a split second decision I felt forced to turn tail and run for it!