turn about

turn about
I. verb
Etymology: turn (I) + about, adverb
: to face about : reverse one's position, direction, course, or policy
: to cause to face in the opposite direction

turn a car about

II. adverb or turn and turn about
Etymology: turn (II) + about, adverb

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turn about see under ↑turn
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Main Entry:about
turn about
1. To face round to the opposite direction
2. To spin, rotate
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Main Entry:turn
turn about or turn and turn about
1. Alternately
2. In rotation
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Main Entry:turn

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • turn·about — /ˈtɚnəˌbaʊt/ noun, pl abouts [count] : ↑turnaround 2 usually singular; often + in There was a sharp turnabout in oil prices. a turnabout in the country s foreign policy turnabout is fair play US …   Useful english dictionary

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