inturn

[ in-turn ]
/ ˈɪnˌtɜrn /

noun

an inward turn or curve around an axis or fixed point.

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Origin of inturn

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-1 + turn

OTHER WORDS FROM inturn

inturned, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inturn

intern, inturn , in turn
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Idioms and Phrases with inturn

in turn

Also, in turns. In the proper order or in sequence; also, one at a time. For example, Each generation in turn must deal with the same budget problems, or Someone must be awake at all times, so let's sleep in turns. [Late 1500s] Also see out of turn; take turns.

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