Definitions for turn back

Definitions for (verb) turn back

Main entry: invert, turn back, reverse

Definition: turn inside out or upside down

Main entry: retrovert, return, revert, regress, turn back

Definition: go back to a previous state

Usage: We reverted to the old rules

Main entry: contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Usage: Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

Main entry: turn back, chase away, run off, drive away, drive off, drive out, dispel

Definition: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

Usage: Drive away potential burglars; drive away bad thoughts; dispel doubts; The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Main entry: turn back, backtrack, double back

Definition: retrace one's course

Usage: The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back

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