from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of pivoting to face in the opposite direction from the original, especially in a military formation.
  • noun A military command to turn clockwise 180°.
  • noun A total change of attitude or viewpoint.
  • intransitive verb To reverse direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun military An abrupt turn to face the opposite direction.
  • noun A reversal in direction; reversal of attitude or opinion.
  • verb intransitive To turn 180 degrees to face the opposite direction;
  • verb To change opinion or attitude drastically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb turn, usually 180 degrees
  • verb change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
  • noun a major change in attitude or principle or point of view
  • noun act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation


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