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Synonyms for turn around

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  1. reversal, turn around(verb)

    turning in an opposite direction or position

    "the reversal of the image in the lens"

    volte-face, reverse, reversion, policy change, turnabout, transposition, flip-flop, blow, black eye, reversal, change of mind, turnaround, about-face, setback

  2. swing around, swing about, turn around(verb)

    turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically

    "He turned around to face his opponent"; "My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake"

    pick up, swing around, swing about

  3. turn around(verb)

    improve dramatically

    "The new strategy turned around sales"; "The tutor turned around my son's performance in math"

    pick up, swing around, swing about

  4. turn around, pick up(verb)

    improve significantly; go from bad to good

    "Her performance in school picked up"

    nail, percolate, call for, swing about, lift up, perk up, get wind, elate, get a line, gain vigor, get word, hear, gather up, uplift, learn, collect, catch, arrest, apprehend, receive, perk, find out, intoxicate, pick up, peck, nab, discover, swing around, collar, cop, see

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  1. George Carter:

    I turn around and I see my son tangled up in a lead rope and a cow running down the drive way, at that point, he had already been stomped on.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Once you realize that you can't in them all, you start choosing your battles wisely - so that you will win the big war. You can do this smartly by first dropping those which have little to no long term consequences, and then weighing out the benefits versus costs if you must fight any battles at all. Nonetheless, at some stage in life you also begin to appreciate that the purpose of your life is way above and beyond these fighting and winning games. And you become wise to think about and strategize the "win-win" situations that would make you and your opponent triumphant. Lest we forget, life is too short to worry about warring. Real wisdom of life is to turn around the battles into a "win-win" scenarios, and life is measured by how effectively and how often you accomplish it.

  3. Kimberly Graham:

    It's given me a lot of hope that things will turn around. That it is darkest before the light.

  4. Imperial Beach:

    Doug Bradley was loved by all that knew him, he was always positive, loved to surf, and had helped to turn around the City of Imperial Beach’s financial management as well as restructure city administration to make it more efficient and resident-friendly.

  5. Jonathan Arthur:

    You do everything right, you slow down, you submit to the authority of law enforcement, you do the right thing, you wait until a well-lit place to pull over you're on a dark road -- you don't want anybody to get hurt -- and then the officers turn around and repay your courtesy with this.

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Translations for turn around

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  • التف حولهArabic
  • абярнуцца, абараціцца, абарачаццаBelarusian
  • umdrehenGerman
  • γυρίζωGreek
  • rotar, dar vuelta, voltear, girarSpanish
  • kaikki, ympäri, pyörähtää, kääntää, valmistaa, muuttaa mielensä, toisinpäin, kääntää edukseenFinnish
  • retournerFrench
  • փոխելArmenian
  • girarsiItalian
  • 振り向くJapanese
  • omdraaienDutch
  • obracać się, obrócić sięPolish
  • virar, [[dar]] [[uma]] [[volta]], girar, rodar, dar a volta por cimaPortuguese
  • измениться, изменяться, развернуться, разворачиватьсяRussian

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