■ turn to

■ turn to
■ turn to
A v. i. + prep.
1 girarsi (o volgersi, voltarsi) verso: He turned to me in surprise, si volse sorpreso verso di me
2 voltare; andare; passare a: Turn to page 55, andate a pagina 55!; turning to the next painting, passando (oltre) al quadro successivo
3 rivolgersi, ricorrere a: The student turned to his teacher for advice, lo studente si rivolse all'insegnante per averne consigli
4 mettersi, applicarsi a, darsi a: He turned to his work, si è messo al lavoro; to turn to shoplifting, mettersi a rubare nei negozi; to turn to music, darsi alla musica
5 volgere, passare a: The conversation turned to politics, il discorso è passato alla politica
B v. t. + prep.
1 volgere; mettere; tramutare: He turned his knowledge to good account, ha messo a buon profitto la sua cultura
2 rivolgere (l'attenzione) a (qc.)
3 indirizzare, dirigere, dedicare a: to turn one's skill to the service of the needy, dedicare le proprie capacità al servizio degli indigenti □ to turn a blind eye to, fingere di non vedere, chiudere un occhio su (qc.) □ to turn a cold shoulder to sb., trattare q. con grande freddezza; essere scortese con q.to turn a deaf ear to, non prestare ascolto a (q. o qc.) □ to turn one's hand to, mettere mano a, intraprendere (un lavoro); mettersi a (fare qc.).

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