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Definition of the noun about turn

What does about turn mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

Alternative definition of the noun about turn

noun

  1. [British, directive] An about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.
  2. [British, figuratively, idiomatic] A complete change of opinion, direction, etc.

Definition of the verb about turn

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verb

  1. [intransitive, military] To perform an about turn.

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Google previewThe Abney Method to Owning a Dog (2008)

by Don Abney

About Turns — The about turn is a term used to have you turn 1 80 degrees from the direction you are heading. In the military, the term is about face. Start with right about turns, by turning 180 degrees to the right. Your dog will have to hurry ...

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

about turn or face n 1 a turn made so that one is facing in the opposite direction. 2 a complete change of direction. — v about-turn or about- face (intr) to turn round so as to be facing in the opposite direction. above prep 1 higher ...

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About turn Meaning

Video shows what about turn means. Of a formation of soldiers, to reverse the direction in which they are facing; an about face.. A complete change of opinion, ...

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Hard work spotlights the character of people some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. (Sam Ewig)
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