turn upon

turn upon
turn upon
1. To cast back upon, retort
2. To hinge on
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  • turn upon — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable: depend on (or upon), hang on, hang upon, hinge on (or upon), rest on (or upon), turn on. See START …   English dictionary for students

  • To turn upon — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn upon — Turn Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turn upon — approach with anger; be dependent on …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turn upon — Retort, throw back …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Turn — (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s chisel, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turn — Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turn — turn1 W1S1 [tə:n US tə:rn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(your body)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(direction)¦ 4¦(move around central point)¦ 5¦(change)¦ 6¦(attention/thoughts)¦ 7 turn your back (on somebody/something) 8¦(age/time)¦ 9 turn something inside out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • turn — v 1. rotate, spin, revolve, Archaic. trundle; swivel, pivot, wheel, caracole; roll, rev, twirl, twiddle, crank; reel, circumvolve, circumrotate, gyre; gyrate, circle, whirl, circumduct; swirl, eddy, circulate, move in circles, go round; (of the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • turn — Synonyms and related words: Charybdis, Platonic form, Platonic idea, S curve, a thing for, aberrancy, aberration, about ship, about face, access, acciaccatura, accommodation, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, act of grace, act… …   Moby Thesaurus

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