You know when something changes an event in your life?
In Rome's slang we use the verb "svoltare", litterally "to turn".
It can be used in any circumstance, but depending on the contest it acquires a bit different meaning.
I can say "Ho svoltato perchè ho vinto alla lotteria" = "My life has changed because I won the lottery" and also "Ho svoltato un passaggio per la stazione" = "I got a lift to the station".
Obviously these circumstances are totally different between them: in the first one my life has really changed because I won the lottery, while in the second example I just obtained a lift.
But a lift was what I needed in that moment.
Anyway in Italian the main meaning of "svoltare" is "to turn", to the left, to the right...as in english.
See you tomorrow.