First Known Use of u-turn
Synonymsabout-turn [British], flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, U-turn, volte-face
Related Wordsbait and switch, switcheroo; denial, disaffirmance, disavowal, disownment, recantation, renunciation, repudiation, retraction; reconsideration, retreat, second thought; hesitation, indecision, irresolution, shilly-shallying, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)
U-TURN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of U-turn for English Language Learners
: 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.
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