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Engelsk udsagnsord: turn back

1. turn back (om bevægelse) retrace one's course


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe hikers got into a storm and had to turn back.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)backtrack, double back


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Mindre specifikke termerreturn

2. turn back (om ændring) go back to a previous state


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe reverted to the old rules.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)regress, retrovert, return, revert


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termerchange by reversal, reverse, turn


Mere specifikke termerfall back, go back, lapse, recidivate, recover, recuperate, regress, relapse, resile, retrogress

3. turn back (om bevægelse) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDrive away potential burglars.
Drive away bad thoughts.
Dispel doubts.
The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerdisplace, move


Mere specifikke termerbanish, clear the air, fire, frighten, shoo, shoo away, shoo off


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningdrive out, force out, rouse, rout out

4. turn back (om konkurrence) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningArrest the downward trend.
Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Contain the rebel movement.
Turn back the tide of communism.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)arrest, check, contain, hold back, stop


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerdefend


Mere specifikke termercut down, cut out

5. turn back (om ændring) turn inside out or upside down


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)invert, reverse


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termeralter, change, modify









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