HyperDic: turn_around

English > 4 senses of the expression turn around:
VERBmotionturn around, swing around, swing aboutturn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically
changeturn aroundimprove dramatically
changeturn around, pick upimprove significantly
NOUNeventturn around, reversalturning in an opposite direction or position
English > turn around: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningTurning in an opposite direction or position.
Synonymreversal
Broaderturning, turnA movement in a new direction
Spanishinversión
Catalaninversió
Verbsturn aroundturn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically
English > turn around: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTurn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake"
Synonymsswing around, swing about
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishgirarse
Nounsturn aroundturning in an opposite direction or position
English > turn around: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningImprove dramatically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
English > turn around: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningImprove significantly; go from bad to good.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonympick up
Broaderbetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
See alsoturnundergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishmejorar
Catalanmillorar

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