turn back

Verb1.turn back - retrace one's course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"
2.turn back - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
3.turn back - 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"
4.turn 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 Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
backtrack, come back, double back, get back, go back, return
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Turmeric paper
turmeric root
turn a blind eye
turn a loss
turn a nice dime
turn a nice dollar
turn a nice penny
turn a profit
turn a trick
Turn and turn about
turn around
turn away
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Turn bench
Turn buckle
Turn cap
turn down
turn in
turn indicator
turn of events
Turn of life
turn of the century
turn off
turn on
turn on a dime
turn one's stomach
turn out
turn over
Turn screw
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