To turn back

To give back; to return.
to turn so as to go in an opposite direction; to retrace one's steps.

See also: Turn, Turn

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
They are in London, where the King lives, and you go to them every day unless you are looking decidedly flushed, but no one has ever been in the whole of the Gardens, because it is so soon time to turn back. The reason it is soon time to turn back is that you sleep from twelve to one.
If I were to point out all the notable places as we pass up the Broad Walk, it would be time to turn back before we reach them, and I simply wave my stick at Cecco's Tree, that memorable spot where a boy called Cecco lost his penny, and, looking for it, found twopence.
They brandished their weapons in a menacing manner, and ordered the boats to turn back and land lower down the river.
Before we had been an hour on the road I should have called to the driver, and should have told him to turn back.
A FLIGHT travelling to Mexico was forced to turn back to Manchester Airport due to a technical issue.
A Paisley driver explained how she was forced to turn back due to the turnout by emergency services.
The top Tory, 54, and Carrie Symonds, 30, headed out from her London home in his ageing Toyota Previa but had to turn back because of the flat tyre.
Air sentries at forward locations had engaged it with small arms, a move intended to warn the pilot about the intrusion and force the chopper to turn back. The chopper wasn't hit.
The Xavier School Golden Stallions drew big baskets from Darren Sytin and Miguel Tan to turn back the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs, 77-73, Sunday in the 16th Fr.
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Australia's Brisbane bound for Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back due to an unexpected technical issue, the airlines said today.
Slightly fewer men than women wanted to turn back the clock.
Reading a statement from the dock on Friday, Herodotou said "I would do anything to turn back time but unfortunately this is impossible."