Synonyms for turn back
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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.
backtrack, turn back, double backverb
retrace one's course
"The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"
revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn backverb
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 offverb
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 backverb
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, reverseverb
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
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After all the success we have had tamping down the COVID-19 curve, we cannot turn back and overload our hospitals, putting our doctors and nurses at greater risk with more emergency room cases, everyone must do their part and follow the rules.
Well, Donald, those days are over. We are not going to let Donald Trump -- or anybody else -- turn back the clock.
No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
It's beautiful, i roll down the window, stick my arm out, play retro music and turn back the clock 40 years.
I can not imagine how you must feel, if I had the power to turn back the clock and go back to July 2014 and change the circumstances I would.
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