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Definition of the noun about-turn

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  1. A turn of 180 degrees, typically in a military formation

Definition of the verb about-turn

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  1. to turn 180 degrees, typically in a military formation

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Google previewHorace Made New (1993)

Horatian Influences on British Writing from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century by Charles Martindale

The final about-turn is a pretty crude device to make a simple sentiment appear sophisticated, and the whole Epode lacks the ability Horace learnt in writing the Sermones to weave a voice of detachment into voices of zealous simplicity.4 But it ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

• about-face, about-turn noun a sudden reversal. above adverb, preposition 1 in a higher position: The sun rose ...

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

— 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. A turn of 180 degrees, typically in a military formation.. Total reversal of opinion or attitude.. About-turn Meaning. How to ...

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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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