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Overview of verb turn_back

The verb turn back has 5 senses


  • backtrack, turn back, double back -- (retrace one's course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back")

  • revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

  • chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off -- (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers")

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

  • turn back, invert, reverse -- (turn inside out or upside down)