happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago"
gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place without incident"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"
to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"
axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
turn on a pivot
a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"
an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;
to send or let go; "They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion"
a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"
(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive