turn to

turn to(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to face)
a. volverse hacia
My brother turned to me and said, "I don't know what I would do without you."Mi hermano se volvió hacia mí y dijo "sin ti, no sé qué haría".
2. (to seek help from)
a. acudir a
You were the only person I could turn to in my hour of need.Fuiste la única persona a quien podía acudir en mi momento de necesidad.
b. recurrir a
Many people in the neighborhood turned to the Mafia for protection.Muchas personas recurrieron a la mafia en busca de protección.
3. (to become)
a. convertirse en
As if by some enchantment, the food in Felicia's mouth turned to ash.Como por algún encanto, la comida en la boca de Felicia se le convirtió en ceniza.
4. (to change to)
a. pasar a
The conversation turned to politics, and that's when things got nasty.La conversación pasó al tema de la política, y fue entonces que se pusieron feas las cosas.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
5. (to contribute)
a. poner manos a la obra
Everyone turned to, and the cleanup was finished in under an hour.Todos pusieron manos a la obra, y se terminó la limpieza en menos de una hora.
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turn to
(assist, lend a hand)
everyone had to turn to and help todos tuvieron que ayudar; we must all turn to todos tenemos que poner manos a la obra
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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