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turn back


verb
1. retrace one's course (Freq. 7)
- The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back
Syn:
backtrack, double back
Hypernyms:
return
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
2. go back to a previous state (Freq. 4)
- We reverted to the old rules
Syn:
revert, return, retrovert, regress
Derivationally related forms:
regress (for: regress), regression (for: regress), retroversion (for: retrovert), return (for: return), reversive (for: revert), reversion (for: revert), reverting (for: revert)
Hypernyms:
change by reversal, turn, reverse
Hyponyms:
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress,
fall back, resile, recover, go back, recuperate
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s PP
3. force to go away;
used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings (Freq. 1)
- Drive away potential burglars
- drive away bad thoughts
- dispel doubts
- The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
Syn:
chase away, drive out, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off
Hypernyms:
move, displace
Hyponyms:
frighten, fire, clear the air, banish, shoo off,
shoo, shoo away
Verb Group:
rout out, drive out, force out, rouse
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
4. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy;
check the expansion or influence of (Freq. 1)
- Arrest the downward trend
- Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
- Contain the rebel movement
- Turn back the tide of communism
Syn:
check, arrest, stop, contain, hold back
Derivationally related forms:
containment (for: contain), stop (for: stop)
Hypernyms:
defend
Hyponyms:
cut down, cut out
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
5. turn inside out or upside down
Syn:
invert, reverse
Derivationally related forms:
reversible (for: reverse), reverse (for: reverse), reversal (for: reverse), inversion (for: invert), inverter (for: invert)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something


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