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Synonyms for turn back

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backtrack, turn back, double back(verb)

    retrace one's course

    "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"

    Synonyms:
    stop, backtrack, run off, chase away, hold back, retrovert, regress, drive out, revert, invert, check, reverse, double back, drive off, contain, return, drive away, dispel, arrest

  2. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back(verb)

    go back to a previous state

    "We reverted to the old rules"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. turn back, invert, reverse(verb)

    turn inside out or upside down

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. turn back(verb)

    To reverse direction and retrace one's steps.

    Realising he had forgotten his briefcase, he turned back to the office.

    Synonyms:
    about turn, about face

  2. turn back(verb)

    To fold something back; to fold down

    When you make the bed, please always turn the sheet back over the blanket.

    Synonyms:
    fold back, fold

  3. turn back(verb)

    Synonyms:
    repel, stop, drive away

How to pronounce turn back?

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How to say turn back in sign language?

  1. turnback

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How to use turn back in a sentence?

  1. Amanda Bynes:

    I'm really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said, i can't turn back time but if I could, I would. And I'm so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me. It makes me feel so horrible and sick to my stomach and sad. Everything I worked my whole life to achieve, I kind of ruined it all through Twitter. It's definitely not Twitter's fault -- it's my own fault.

  2. Vice President Joe Biden:

    This is no time to turn back, the only thing we should turn back is the Republican budget.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Well, Donald, those days are over. We are not going to let Donald Trump -- or anybody else -- turn back the clock.

  4. Barbara Hall:

    The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.

  5. Jen Principe:

    ( It) just came back to me and I said,' We have to turn back. We have to go back,'.

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