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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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said Alan, gripping me by the shoulder and about-turning me.
A third, unlikely, category featured the Scots' captain, Peter Brown, who contributed four penalty goals: his approach involved hacking a divot out of the turf, dumping the ball in it, turning round, retreating four or five paces, about-turning to sight the posts and rubbing his nose with a sleeve, before finally sidling in to strike the ball.
When I twigged, she spluttered: "It was yesterday," before about-turning to show her disgust.