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He lighted the lamp, turned down the wick, and replaced the chimney.

They turned down the corners of their mouths and looked coldly and condemningly at you.

I glanced back as I turned down the hall and saw him staring after me.

He walked on ahead of them, turned down an alley, and disappeared.

Ken turned down in time to see the death of the man first attacked.

But the room was empty; the lamp was turned down; the sampler was pushed aside.

Then she linked her arm in his, and they turned down the beach.

That point was settled, and the page, meanwhile, turned down.

Wyndham overtook them as they turned down to the river by St. Thomas's Hospital.

Then he quickened his footsteps, turned down the same street and joined her.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English turnian "to rotate, revolve," in part also from Old French torner "to turn," both from Latin tornare "turn on a lathe," from tornus "lathe," from Greek tornos "lathe, tool for drawing circles," from PIE root *tere- "to rub, rub by turning, turn, twist" (see throw (v.)). Expression to turn (something) into (something else) probably retains the classical sense of "to shape on a lathe" (attested in English from c.1300). Related: Turned; turning.

To turn up "arrive" is recorded from 1755. Turn-off "something that dampens one's spirits" recorded by 1971 (said to have been in use since 1968); to turn (someone) on "excite, stimulate, arouse" is recorded from 1903. Someone should revive turn-sick "dizzy," which is attested from mid-15c. To turn (something) loose "set free" is recorded from 1590s. Turn down (v.) "reject" first recorded 1891, American English. Turn in "go to bed" is attested from 1690s, originally nautical. To turn the stomach "nauseate" is recorded from 1620s. To turn up one's nose as an expression of contempt is attested from 1779. Turning point is attested by 1836 in a figurative sense; literal sense from 1856.

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