turn over


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v turn over think about carefully; weigh "They considered the possibility of a strike","Turn the proposal over in your mind"
    • v turn over turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse "flip over the pork chop","turn over the pancakes"
    • v turn over turn up, loosen, or remove earth "Dig we must","turn over the soil for aeration"
    • v turn over move by turning over or rotating "The child rolled down the hill","turn over on your left side"
    • v turn over turn from an upright or normal position "The big vase overturned","The canoe tumped over"
    • v turn over cause to overturn from an upright or normal position "The cat knocked over the flower vase","the clumsy customer turned over the vase","he tumped over his beer"
    • v turn over cause to move around a center so as to show another side of "turn a page of a book"
    • v turn over place into the hands or custody of "hand me the spoon, please","Turn the files over to me, please","He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    • v turn over do business worth a certain amount of money "The company turns over ten million dollars a year"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government
    • Turn over to roll over: to change sides: to sell goods to the amount of: to examine by turning the leaves
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    “You can't plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man.”
  • William Hogarth
    William Hogarth
    “You know I won't turn over a new leaf I am so obstinate, but then I am no less obstinate in being your affectionate Husband.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

Ted bent over the mangled body of the hamstringer and turned him over.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
Let us turn it over and see.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
She was wishing, as she turned over the tumble of damaged jewels, that things so pretty might have been perfect.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
And now she calmly proposed turning him over to a valet.
"The Triflers" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Musard stepped inside the open door, struck a match to find the switch, and walked over and turned on the light.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
Mrs. Graves lifted her pillow, turned it over, patted, and sank back upon it.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
During the night I woke up, to turn over.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
He started to turn over, flinched at the pain in his arm.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Here have we all been turned over at a moment's notice, and there are already rumours floating about that we sail to-night.
"A Middy in Command" by Harry Collingwood
Dorothy told me that she heard someone turning over leaves!
"Tom and Some Other Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

Love, turn thy gentle feet away,
How can I be thy lover?
A low wind grieves among the leaves,
And the time of the rose is over.
"The Time Of The Rose Is Over" by Alexander Anderson
Sadly I turned from the sun's fierce glare,
And sought the quiet shade,
And over my dim and weary eyes
Sleep's peaceful fingers strayed.
"Go Work in My Vineyard" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
On stormy eves from cliff and head
We saw the white spray tossed and spurned;
While over all, in gold and red,
Its face of fire the lighthouse turned.
"A Sea Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We lingered over Ulster stern and wild.
I called: " Arise! doth none remember me ?"
One turned in the darkness murmuring:
“How loud upon the breakers sobs the sea!"
"A Bird From The West" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Where the tired ploughman his dun oxen turns,
Unyoked, afield, mid dewy grass to stray,
While over all the village church spire burns—
A shaft of flame in the last beams of day.
"Thanksgiving" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Cold steel is very cooling to the fervour
Of over passionate ones, Beloved, like you.
Nay, turn your lips to mine. Not quite unlovely
They are as yet, as yet, though quite untrue.
"Afridi Love" by Laurence Hope

In news:

"I'm having somebody try to find the maintenance records on it, but I'd be surprised if it turned over," he said.
The defense counsel explained to the court it did not intend to turn over wide reaching discovery before that motion is heard.
In it he outlines his belief that Social Security should be privatized and turned over to Wall Street.
Friday afternoon, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department turned over its investigation involving David Kendall to the District Attorney.
AmeriCorps St Louis will turn over its duties to Joplin 's Long-Term Recovery Committee on December 21st, when a grant that provided a seven-member team will end.
His remains were included in the 208 boxes North Korea turned over to the United States in December of 1993.
'Queen of Mexican Crime' Turned Over in SD.
School Board turns over new leaf .
Mexico's old ruling party returns to govern changed country, promising it turned over new leaf .
Jose Romo, 47, was arrested at his home in Sanger Wednesday after turning over custody of the horses.
Penn State University officials insist they've turned over a new leaf.
Turn Over Saddam's Butt or Else .
Otters captured after the grace period must be turned over to the DNR without penalty.
Treasurer hasn't turned over all the records we asked for.
Jake forbes must be turning over in his grave.

In science:

First, turn these unordered trees into plane trees by putting each set of children of each vertex in random exchangeable order, independently over vertices given Tci .
Weak convergence of random p-mappings and the exploration process of inhomogeneous continuum random trees
If the field is reversed after the material is set in a solid matrix, the needles can not physically turn over as in a liquid matrix.
Random Field Ising Model
For consistency of the equation, it turns out that f and g must be sections of L4 and L6 respectively, where L is a line bundle over B .
An index for the Dirac operator on D3 branes with background fluxes
It turns out that an open subalgebra of minimal codimension in a linearly compact infinite-dimensional simple Lie superalgebra S over ¯F is always invariant under all inner automorphisms of S (see ).
Automorphisms and forms of simple infinite-dimensional linearly compact Lie superalgebras
The space J of almost complex structures of M compatible with ω and positive may be regarded as the space of sections of a fiber bundle over M , which turns it into an infinite dimensional manifold.
Semi-classical properties of geometric quantization with metaplectic correction