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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. Erika Cheung:

    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.'.

  2. Human Resources Zoltan Balog:

    The loss of those people, ejected from the nation, robbed and bestially murdered, is our shared loss, a long road leads to honorable remembrance. Let us thank everyone who did not stop or turn back on that road.

  3. Turkish Proverb:

    No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.

  4. Erica Jong:

    I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life--specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far.

  5. 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.

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