- n. alternative spelling of turnaround.
- v. transitive, intransitive, reflexive To physically rotate horizontally 360 degrees.
- v. transitive, intransitive, reflexive To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.
- v. transitive, intransitive, reflexive, sports To reverse the expected outcome of a game, usually from a losing position to a winning one.
- v. transitive, business, management To reverse a trend, usually towards a more favorable outcome; to return (a business, department) to effectiveness, profitability, etc.
- v. transitive, idiomatic, colloquial To be duplicitous.
- v. transitive, idiomatic, of an idea To consider from a different viewpoint.
- v. transitive, idiomatic, colloquial (often with a unit of time) To produce; to output; to generate
- v. idiomatic, buzzword, with "180 degrees" To effect a positive reversal of a trend.
- v. idiomatic, buzzword, with "360 degrees" To make a situation worse by trying to make it better.
- v. improve dramatically
- v. improve significantly; go from bad to good
- n. turning in an opposite direction or position
- v. turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically
“Pointing guide-like to the chandeliers and the marble, I see that the people around us, loaded with string bags on their way from work, turn around to look.”
“After resting, we would turn around and do it in reverse, North Rim to South Rim.”
“And the thing that prompted you to turn around and drive home at approximately eight-twenty P.M. was … ?”
“The one-horn nickered and tried to turn around to lick her hand.”
“I thought it was pretty cheeky of Salvador to turn around and bite our ankles at IFAD when we were providing enormous military and economic aid to help it fend off a vigorous, Cuban-backed Communist insurgency, but I came to see this was just business as usual at the UN.”
“The new clubs, the next lesson, a tip you read in your golf magazine or heard from a playing partnersomehow things will turn around and you will be good.”
“I dont know what possessed me to turn around and declare to the woman closest to me, Im in love with Juan Carlos Romaguera!”
“Bob told me when I stood on the steps crying as Kirstin went off to her first day of kindergarten, that it would go fast, he said turn around and she'll be grown and off to college.”
“Sincerity was evident in his softspoken statement, which prompted me to slowly turn around to face him.”
“Reed Spencer Robinson, famous spy, knew how to turn around any situation.”
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