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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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How to use turn around in a sentence?

  1. Robert Benchley:

    A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

  2. Brian Wilson:

    There's kids who need homes. There's people who want to give it to them and they're turning them away, if they were to turn around and deny our right to foster a child because we had a Bible or Koran, they'd be screaming from the heavens, 'How dare somebody infringe upon somebody's First Amendment rights?'.

  3. 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.

  4. Joshua Horwitz:

    Gun violence is obviously a complicated issue and doesn’t just turn around because of a month or two of different sales, there are so many guns in America that a blip in the sales rate is not going to change the death and injury rate in any meaningful fashion, and it’s just too early to tell.

  5. Felice Leonardo (Leo) Buscaglia, Ph.D.:

    Don't avoid people who create negative states within you. We have a tendency to turn around and walk away, but they are going to require you to reevaluate yourself and see yourself in a new light. Sally doesn't upset you. You upset you. She puts you in a negative state because she doesn't meet your expectations. Well, tough for you.

Translations for turn around

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  • 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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