turn around


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Noun1.turn around - turning in an opposite direction or positionturn around - turning in an opposite direction or position; "the reversal of the image in the lens"
turning, turn - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
Verb1.turn around - turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphoricallyturn around - turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically; "He turned around to face his opponent"; "My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
2.turn around - improve dramatically; "The new strategy turned around sales"; "The tutor turned around my son's performance in math"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
3.turn around - improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
Translations
otočit (se)
vende om
kääntyä ympäri
okrenuti se
方向転換する
다른 방향을 보다
vända
หมุนกลับ
quay tròn

turn around

يَلُفُّ otočit (se) vende om umdrehen γυρίζω darse la vuelta kääntyä ympäri faire demi-tour okrenuti se girarsi 方向転換する 다른 방향을 보다 omdraaien dreie rundt obrócić dar meia-volta поворачиваться vända หมุนกลับ dönmek quay tròn 回头
References in classic literature ?
The vehicle completed its circular trip without his thinking to turn around once, and he went back to London delighted with the Lake of Geneva.
I'm not at all used to flying, and the best plan would be for me to alight in some place, and then I can turn around and take a fresh start.
To such they answered, "Go into your dining-room, and walk round the table in such a way as to always keep your face turned toward the center; by the time you will have achieved one complete round you will have completed one turn around yourself, since your eye will have traversed successively every point of the room.
We took a turn around the town, after dinner, and found it fully as interesting in the moonlight as it had been in the daytime.
Today, however, this room is mine," said the Marionette, "and if you wish to do me a favor, get out now, and don't turn around even once.
And when I've finished the ninth time I'm to turn around nine times, from right to left, and then the wish will come true right away.
I sat cocked over the weather gunwale, tiller in one hand and sheet in the other; and the sheet, with a single turn around a pin, I was very often forced to let go in the severer puffs.
At daybreak he awoke and took a turn around his room.
I just think we need to be a little bit patient and I am sure things will turn around.
Our schools will have an opportunity to turn around and go from low-achieving status to achievement at the highest level.