turn about

  • 1 turn about — I. verb Etymology: turn (I) + about, adverb intransitive verb : to face about : reverse one s position, direction, course, or policy transitive verb …

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  • 2 turn-about — adverb sequentially; in turn He not only sold matches like any ordinary match man, but he drew pavement pictures as well. He did these things turn about according to the weather. If it was wet, he sold matches because the rain would have washed… …

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  • 3 turn about — Synonyms and related words: alternately, au pair, break back, by turns, change back, come about, consecutively, convert, cry back, do a flip flop, do an about face, even, evert, every other, exchangeably, fetch about, flip flop, go about, go back …

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  • 4 turn about — verb a) To reverse ones position; to turn round. Jesus tourned him about, and behelde her saynge: Doughter be off goode comforte, thy fayth hath made the safe. b) To change or reverse the position of …

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  • 5 turn about — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. turn around, pivot, reverse; see turn 1 …

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  • 6 turn about — reverse, turn over, invert …

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  • 7 turn about — Move the face to another quarter …

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  • 8 turn·about — /ˈtɚnəˌbaʊt/ noun, pl abouts [count] : ↑turnaround 2 usually singular; often + in There was a sharp turnabout in oil prices. a turnabout in the country s foreign policy turnabout is fair play US …

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  • 9 Turn and turn about — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

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  • 10 turn and turn about — ► turn and turn about chiefly Brit. one after another; in succession. Main Entry: ↑turn …

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  • 11 turn and turn about — adverb see turn about II * * * turn about or turn and turn about 1. Alternately 2. In rotation • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * chiefly Brit. one after another; in succession …

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  • 12 turn about is fair play — 1755 Life of Captain Dudley Bradstreet 338 Hitherto honest Men were kept from shuffling the Cards, because they would cast knaves out from the Company of Kings, but we would make them know, Turn about was fair Play. 1854 SURTEES Handley Cross… …

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  • 13 Turn-About Ranch — Showdaten Titel: Teenager außer Kontrolle – Letzter Ausweg Wilder Westen Produktionsland: Deutschland Produktionsjahr …

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  • 14 Turn about ranch — Showdaten Titel: Teenager außer Kontrolle – Letzter Ausweg Wilder Westen Produktionsland: Deutschland Produktionsjahr …

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  • 15 turn about is fair play — you get what you give, what goes around...    If you give pain you ll feel pain. Turn about is fair play …

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  • 16 about turn/about face —    This term refers to a complete change of opinion or policy.     The ambassador s recent declarations indicate an about turn in foreign policy …

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  • 17 turn and turn about — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. in turn, alternately; now one, now the other; see equally …

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  • 18 turn and turn about — in turn, one after the other …

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  • 19 turn and turn about — chiefly Brit. in succession. → turn …

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  • 20 To turn about — Turn Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man… …

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