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    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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