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Meaning of word turn back from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

turn back   verb

Meaning : Retrace one's course.

Example : The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back.

Synonyms : backtrack, double back

Meaning : Go back to a previous state.

Example : We reverted to the old rules.

Synonyms : regress, retrovert, return, revert

Meaning : Force to go away. Used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings.

Example : Drive away potential burglars.
Drive away bad thoughts.
Dispel doubts.
The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers.

Synonyms : chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off

Meaning : Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy. Check the expansion or influence of.

Example : Arrest the downward trend.
Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Contain the rebel movement.
Turn back the tide of communism.

Synonyms : arrest, check, contain, hold back, stop

Meaning : Turn inside out or upside down.

Synonyms : invert, reverse