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Turns as otter turns (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

rotates

'turns' is the definition.
(rotating is a kind of turning)

'as otter turns' is the wordplay.
'turns' indicates an anagram.
'as'+'otter'='asotter'
'asotter' is an anagram of 'ROTATES'.

(Other definitions for rotates that I've seen before include "revolves" , "Turns round" , "Spins round" , "Takes turns" , "Turns around an axis" .)

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