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turn

v. 1. [Car.; OED idem obs.→1732; Brit. dial. North, Scots idem EDD but cf. also Port. Cr. bila to become, from Port. virar to turn, and Haitian tune to become, from Fr, tourner to turn (Ivens Ferraz 1979:85-6)] to become (with noun complement): 1918 Ol' man get in de bushes an' turn a bird (Parsons 42). <Black>

 2. [cf. OED, to invert (e.g. pancakes)] to turn over: 1918 He told Lion to get one hundred barrel ashes, and that he must turn all in one spot, and he must stand in the middle of the heap (Par-sons 119). <Black>

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Last update: 2011-08-15 14:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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