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  1. reversal, turn aroundverb

    turning in an opposite direction or position

    "the reversal of the image in the lens"

    Synonyms:
    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 aroundverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pick up, swing around, swing about

  3. turn aroundverb

    improve dramatically

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

    Synonyms:
    pick up, swing around, swing about

  4. turn around, pick upverb

    improve significantly; go from bad to good

    "Her performance in school picked up"

    Synonyms:
    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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How to use turn around in a sentence?

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    Here’s what I hope – that we turn around and go back to where we were, because what we’re doing is going to destroy the judiciary over time.

  2. James Sulikowski:

    It was pretty awesome, we were excited to see it being released in great condition, then to see it turn around in typical mako fashion and bite the boat was spectacular. It was making a statement: ‘You caught me, now I’m going to catch you so we’re even.'.

  3. Charlotte Caldwell:

    I'm just going to turn around and go get some more, and keep doing so until the UK authorities see sense, i take the view that I'd rather have my son illegally alive than legally dead. This is the scenario that the phrase 'no brainer' was invented for.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    We just had a ‘drain the swamp’ election,’ let’s not just turn around and bring back earmarks two weeks later.

  5. Maxine Waters:

    I'm troubled to see yet another bank plead guilty to criminal charges only to turn around and ask federal regulators to allow it to continue doing businesses as if it has done nothing wrong, i hope that the Department of Labor appropriately scrutinizes this waiver request by Deutsche Bank, and I believe a public hearing would provide much needed transparency to an historically opaque process.


Translations for turn around

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  • التف حولهArabic
  • абарачацца, абараціцца, абярнуццаBelarusian
  • umdrehenGerman
  • γυρίζωGreek
  • girar, rotar, voltear, dar vueltaSpanish
  • kaikki, kääntää edukseen, toisinpäin, muuttaa mielensä, valmistaa, ympäri, pyörähtää, kääntääFinnish
  • retournerFrench
  • փոխելArmenian
  • girarsiItalian
  • 振り向くJapanese
  • omdraaienDutch
  • obrócić się, obracać sięPolish
  • virar, girar, rodar, dar a volta por cima, [[dar]] [[uma]] [[volta]]Portuguese
  • развернуться, измениться, разворачиваться, изменятьсяRussian

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