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U–turn

noun \ˈyü-ˌtərn\

: a turn that you make while driving a car, walking, etc., that causes you to begin going in the opposite direction : a 180-degree turn

: a complete change of ideas, plans, etc.

Full Definition of U-TURN

1
:  a turn resembling the letter U; especially :  a 180-degree turn made by a vehicle in a road
2
:  something (as a reversal of policy) resembling a U-turn

First Known Use of U-TURN

1930

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