backtrack, turn back, double back(verb)
retrace one's course
"The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"
revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back(verb)
go back to a previous state
"We reverted to the old rules"
reelect, bring back, drive off, retrovert, return, retrograde, reverse, deliver, hold back, recall, refund, hark back, give back, rejoin, invert, drive out, devolve, repay, come back, relapse, retort, fall, riposte, recidivate, fall back, give, drive away, take back, stop, pass, render, retrogress, lapse, arrest, yield, chase away, regress, dispel, contain, double back, generate, revert, backtrack, run off, check
chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off(verb)
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"
bolt out, elope, absquatulate, drive off, abscond, hold back, return, go off, rout out, retrovert, arrest, bolt, decamp, waste, invert, rouse, drive out, clear out, xerox, disperse, run out, chase away, make off, drive away, stop, regress, beetle off, expectorate, dissipate, reverse, scatter, photocopy, contain, double back, break up, force out, dispel, revert, backtrack, run off, check
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back(verb)
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"
ensure, hold on, hold in, bar, collar, jibe, incorporate, tick off, control, carry, fit, gibe, run off, hold, moderate, cop, learn, checker, barricade, check out, mark off, retain, stop, pick up, condition, double back, assure, finish, tally, comprise, reverse, return, suss out, kibosh, check off, check over, stop over, match, check up on, cease, look into, ascertain, mark, insure, regress, forbear, go over, check, train, arrest, hold back, lay off, retrovert, quit, chase away, hold off, take, conceal, halt, block, catch, find out, see, discipline, terminate, wait, drive off, get, give up, nail, backtrack, intercept, revert, correspond, curb, restrain, keep, drive away, keep back, check into, blockade, contain, invert, bear, determine, nab, dispel, retard, crack, watch, block off, break off, see to it, break, discontinue, end, block up, tick, chequer, drive out, apprehend, agree, delay
turn back, invert, reverse(verb)
turn inside out or upside down
turn, stop, countermand, backtrack, run off, change by reversal, revoke, vacate, chase away, hold back, retrovert, regress, annul, overturn, drive out, revert, invert, check, reverse, double back, drive off, contain, overrule, lift, return, drive away, override, dispel, arrest, overthrow, rescind, repeal
To reverse direction and retrace one's steps.
Realising he had forgotten his briefcase, he turned back to the office.
To fold something back; to fold down
When you make the bed, please always turn the sheet back over the blanket.
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How to use turn back in a sentence?
Well, Donald, those days are over. We are not going to let Donald Trump -- or anybody else -- turn back the clock.
I don’t remember at all! i’m pretty sure I blacked out… I fully didn’t remember until a month after I was crowned, she admitted, explaining that it goes so fast and you do not stop so the moment you do stop it’s roughly when you’re on an airport a month later and you realize that you’re Miss America. She continued: But I remember that moment in pictures. I remember in visual frames of when I saw my mom at the end of the runway and then when I turn back around and saw my friends. And then I remember Miss Tennessee running towards me.
As the date got closer, more and more I wanted to turn back time. But if I chickened out, I risked being seen as a coward.
You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
There were so many instances, even for someone like Elizabeth Holmes, to turn back and say,' I'm taking things a little too far here,' elizabeth Holmes had many opportunities to -- even at the very end, Elizabeth Holmes could have said,' OK, I'm sorry. I messed up. I'll stop processing patient samples and I'm going to get my team together, we're going to work on this and we're going to make a good product.' I don't think Elizabeth Holmes's ever said that, until Elizabeth Holmes had to go to court and say those things.'.
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