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Synonyms for about-turn

change direction


  • change direction
  • reverse
  • about-face
  • volte-face
  • face the opposite direction
  • turn about or around
  • turn through 180 degrees
  • do or perform a U-turn or volte-face
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He opened the cupboard door, squirted the extinguisher at the crisis, then about-turned and marched off again - pausing only to close the cupboard door behind him and offering no other sustenance to the asphyxiating actress.
Neither of us said a word, just about-turned and legged it straight back to the truck.
Then he instantly about-turned and sprinted another 60 yards - and more-back to where he'd started to regain his position.
When they received the call, they quickly about-turned, so they were there very fast.
"If we had kicked that in and there was woman in that house, would have about-turned. "This attack was not out by people.
Ferreira was scheduled to take charge of tomorrow's live Sky clash between Motherwell and Hearts while compatriot Cosme Mathado, who also about-turned moments after touching down in Glasgow, was due to handle the Hibs v St Johnstone game at Easter Road.
Undeterred the model about-turned and slipped out of the cubicle and straight into trap two next door.
Yes, the odd group of intrepid clubbers did venture in - but as soon as they saw how empty it was they about-turned and went off in search of somewhere with a bit more going on.