turn back

turn back


Definition of TURN BACK

intransitive verb
a :  to go in the reverse direction
b :  to stop going forward
:  to refer to an earlier time or place
transitive verb
:  to drive back or away
:  to stop the advance of
:  to fold back
turn back the clock
:  to revert to or remind of a condition existing in the past

Examples of TURN BACK

  1. <a cavalry charge that was turned back by withering fire>

First Known Use of TURN BACK

15th century


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