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

  • intransitive verb To perform a backward somersault, especially in the air.
  • noun A backward somersault.

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

  • noun An act of rotating one's body 360 degrees in the backward direction.
  • noun by extension a total reversal in policy or opinion; a volte-face, an U-turn.
  • verb To perform a backflip (rotation of body)
  • verb To completely reverse a policy or opinion; perform a U-turn.

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