turn and turn about


turn and turn about
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. in turn, alternately; now one, now the other; see equally .

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  • Turn and turn about — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turn and turn about — ► turn and turn about chiefly Brit. one after another; in succession. Main Entry: ↑turn …   English terms dictionary

  • turn and turn about — adverb see turn about II * * * turn about or turn and turn about 1. Alternately 2. In rotation • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * chiefly Brit. one after another; in succession …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn and turn about — in turn, one after the other …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turn and turn about — chiefly Brit. in succession. → turn …   English new terms dictionary

  • turn about — I. verb Etymology: turn (I) + about, adverb intransitive verb : to face about : reverse one s position, direction, course, or policy transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn about is fair play — 1755 Life of Captain Dudley Bradstreet 338 Hitherto honest Men were kept from shuffling the Cards, because they would cast knaves out from the Company of Kings, but we would make them know, Turn about was fair Play. 1854 SURTEES Handley Cross… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • turn about — Synonyms and related words: alternately, au pair, break back, by turns, change back, come about, consecutively, convert, cry back, do a flip flop, do an about face, even, evert, every other, exchangeably, fetch about, flip flop, go about, go back …   Moby Thesaurus

  • turn about — verb a) To reverse ones position; to turn round. Jesus tourned him about, and behelde her saynge: Doughter be off goode comforte, thy fayth hath made the safe. b) To change or reverse the position of …   Wiktionary

  • To turn about — 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