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turn back
  • (v) backtrack , turn back, double back (retrace one's course) "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"
  • (v) revert , return , retrovert , regress , turn back (go back to a previous state) "We reverted to the old rules"
  • (v) chase away , drive out , turn back, drive away , dispel , drive off , run off (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings) "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
  • (v) check , turn back, arrest , stop , contain , hold back (hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of) "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
  • (v) turn back, invert , reverse (turn inside out or upside down)
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