about turn
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /əˈbaʊt tɚn/
Noun

about turn (plural about turns)

  1. (British, military) Of a formation of soldiers, to reverse the direction in which they are facing; an about face. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  2. (British, figuratively, idiomatic) A complete change of opinion, direction, etc. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
Translations
  • French: demi-tour
  • Italian: dietro front, dietrofront
Translations Verb

about turn (about turns, present participle about turning; past and past participle about turned)

  1. (intransitive, military) To turn to face the opposite direction. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
Translations


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