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Synonyms for turn back
turn back

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  1. turn backverb

    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 backverb

    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 backverb

    Synonyms:
    repel, stop, drive away

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. backtrack, turn back, double backverb

    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 backverb

    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 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"

    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 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"

    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, reverseverb

    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

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How to use turn back in a sentence?

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    The presidents promise is to turn back the clock, that we can somehow just go back to the 1950s, and its just not true.

  2. Chasten Buttigieg:

    The rain location may be a blessing in disguise because there is such symbolic power in that building and you can see in it the past, the present and the future, i talk so much about how we're not looking to turn back the clock and it's not about retrieving some impossible again. That building is kind of a living symbol of all of that.

  3. Publilius Syrus:

    Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.

  4. Massachusetts Gov. Maura T. Healey:

    Here in Massachusetts, we are not going to let one extremist judge in Texas turn back the clock on this proven medication and restrict access to care in our state, the action we are taking today protects access to mifepristone in Massachusetts and protects patients and providers from liability. In Massachusetts, we stand for civil rights and freedom. We will always protect access to reproductive health care, including medication abortion.

  5. 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.

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