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English noun: turn around

1. turn around (event) turning in an opposite direction or position


SamplesThe reversal of the image in the lens.


Synonymsreversal


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning


English verb: turn around

1. turn around (motion) turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically


SamplesHe turned around to face his opponent.
My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake.


Synonymsswing about, swing around


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)turn

2. turn around (change) improve dramatically


SamplesThe new strategy turned around sales.
The tutor turned around my son's performance in math.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

3. turn around (change) improve significantly; go from bad to good


SamplesHer performance in school picked up.


Synonymspick up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate









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