about-turn


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.

about-turn


Past participle: about-turned
Gerund: about-turning

Imperative
about-turn
about-turn
Present
I about-turn
you about-turn
he/she/it about-turns
we about-turn
you about-turn
they about-turn
Preterite
I about-turned
you about-turned
he/she/it about-turned
we about-turned
you about-turned
they about-turned
Present Continuous
I am about-turning
you are about-turning
he/she/it is about-turning
we are about-turning
you are about-turning
they are about-turning
Present Perfect
I have about-turned
you have about-turned
he/she/it has about-turned
we have about-turned
you have about-turned
they have about-turned
Past Continuous
I was about-turning
you were about-turning
he/she/it was about-turning
we were about-turning
you were about-turning
they were about-turning
Past Perfect
I had about-turned
you had about-turned
he/she/it had about-turned
we had about-turned
you had about-turned
they had about-turned
Future
I will about-turn
you will about-turn
he/she/it will about-turn
we will about-turn
you will about-turn
they will about-turn
Future Perfect
I will have about-turned
you will have about-turned
he/she/it will have about-turned
we will have about-turned
you will have about-turned
they will have about-turned
Future Continuous
I will be about-turning
you will be about-turning
he/she/it will be about-turning
we will be about-turning
you will be about-turning
they will be about-turning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been about-turning
you have been about-turning
he/she/it has been about-turning
we have been about-turning
you have been about-turning
they have been about-turning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been about-turning
you will have been about-turning
he/she/it will have been about-turning
we will have been about-turning
you will have been about-turning
they will have been about-turning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been about-turning
you had been about-turning
he/she/it had been about-turning
we had been about-turning
you had been about-turning
they had been about-turning
Conditional
I would about-turn
you would about-turn
he/she/it would about-turn
we would about-turn
you would about-turn
they would about-turn
Past Conditional
I would have about-turned
you would have about-turned
he/she/it would have about-turned
we would have about-turned
you would have about-turned
they would have about-turned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

about-turn

noun
1. change of direction, reverse, reversal, turnaround, U-turn, right about (turn), about-face, volte-face, turnabout The decision was seen as an about-turn for the government.
verb
1. change direction, reverse, about-face, volte-face, face the opposite direction, turn about or around, turn through 180 degrees, do or perform a U-turn or volte-face She about-turned abruptly and left.
Translations

about-turn

[əˌbaʊtˈtɜːn]
A. N
1. (Mil) → media vuelta f
2. (fig) → cambio m radical de postura, giro m (brusco)
B. VI
1. (Mil) → dar media vuelta
2. (fig) → cambiar radicalmente de postura
References in periodicals archive ?
Rosler was stunned by the about-turn - and equally angry his team did not complain.
It is part of an autumn blitz by owners N Brown to give their financial fortunes an about-turn.
However, he nearly does a swift about-turn when he spies grandad Les from afar, locked in an intimate tete-a-tete with Claudette.
Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash granted the request, subject to receiving adequate compensation, but no move materialised and yesterday Hock performed an about-turn.
Stoke, however, have lost both of their first two league matches at the Britannia Stadium this term, an about-turn in fortunes as they suffered only three defeats on home soil all last season.
MOD chiefs have done an about-turn to allow 1,000 witches, warlocks, druids and spiritualists to join the armed forces.
A new season doesn''t require a complete about-turn on the wardrobe front, trends are there to inspire you, not threaten you into wearing clothes to feel uncomfortable in.
TUI had halted charters in 2010 in the face of falling demand from Europe after the global economic crisis, but Long said the changing economic outlook in Europe and attractiveness of Sri Lanka as a destination are behind TUI s about-turn.
But the MoD announced an about-turn - preventing an erroneous use of taxpayers' money over four years - after Firmin chief executive Tim Newnes had called the Ministry's procurement practices 'dysfunctional and potentially illegal.
But in an embarrassing about-turn organisers have axed the panto.
The axing of Chase represents a startling about-turn by coach Steve McNamara, who has largely kept faith with the New Zealand-born half-back ever since he switched his allegiance two years ago.
Speaking this week, Breeders' Cup chief executive Craig Fravel as good as gave his backing to Santa Anita's about-turn.