Dictionary Results for turn_back

1. turn_back - verb

· retrace one's course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"

Synonym(s): backtrack, double_back

Hypernym(s): return

2. turn_back - verb

· go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"

Synonym(s): revert, return, retrovert, regress

Hypernym(s): change_by_reversal, turn, reverse

3. turn_back - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): chase_away, drive_out, drive_away, dispel, drive_off, run_off

Hypernym(s): move, displace

4. turn_back - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): check, arrest, stop, contain, hold_back

Hypernym(s): defend

5. turn_back - verb

· turn inside out or upside down

Synonym(s): invert, reverse

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

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