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turn back

turn back - Dictionary definition and meaning for word turn back

Definition
(verb) retrace one's course
Synonyms : backtrack , double back
Example Sentence
  • The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back

Definition
(verb) go back to a previous state
Synonyms : regress , retrovert , return , revert
Example Sentence
  • We reverted to the old rules

Definition
(verb) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
Example Sentence
  • Drive away potential burglars
  • drive away bad thoughts
  • dispel doubts
  • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Definition
(verb) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
Synonyms : arrest , check , contain , hold back , stop
Example Sentence
  • Arrest the downward trend
  • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
  • Contain the rebel movement
  • Turn back the tide of communism

Definition
(verb) turn inside out or upside down
Synonyms : invert , reverse

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