from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To perform a backward somersault, especially in the air.
  • n. A backward somersault.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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