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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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turningturn‧ing /ˈtɜːnɪŋ $ ˈtɜːr-/ noun [countable]  British EnglishTTR a road that connects with the one you are on syn turn American English He must have taken a wrong turning in the dark. Take the first turning on the left.
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turningThe opposite rudder is then applied to hold that nose direction and to prevent the glider from turning.Some vague sound had alarmed her - a creak, a footstep, maybe even a door handle turning.As we closed the hatch after us we heard a key turning in the lock of the door to the flat.Astronomers had accidentally caught a comet in the act of turning into an asteroid.Silly me - I had thought that that was party policy, but unfortunately there has been some turning of the tide.Presumably the freezing or canning of peas or the turning of meat into sausages would amount to such an industrial process.He must have taken a wrong turning in the dark.He took a couple of wrong turnings in the gloom and was angry when he reached Jacqui's flat.taken ... wrong turningHe must have taken a wrong turning in the dark.
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