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Definition of the noun about-turn
What does about-turn mean as a name of something?
- A turn of 180 degrees, typically in a military formation
Definition of the verb about-turn
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- to turn 180 degrees, typically in a military formation
- synonym: about-face
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Horace 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 ...
Heinemann 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 ...
Chambers 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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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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