turn around and (do something)


: to act in an unexpected or surprising way by doing (something specified)
He just turned around and left school.

Examples of turn around and (do something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If elected, Trump could plausibly attempt a reversal of policy or simply turn around and approve the sale of TikTok to a group with close ties to China. Charlie Warzel, The Atlantic, 24 Apr. 2024 In the video included in the post, the little boy could be seen cautiously stepping into the water toward his relatives before a wave persuaded him to turn around and start walking in the other direction. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 The Sharks now travel to face the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars on Saturday, then turn around and face the resurgent Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 1 Mar. 2024 As Times reporter Matt Hamilton and reporting fellow Ashley Ahn revealed in their new story, tee times are being snapped up by brokers who then turn around and sell them (plus a fee) through a Korean messaging app. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2024 No one who understands physics can turn around and accept a claim that Marxism-Leninism is special wisdom that trumps everything else. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 29 Feb. 2024 This meant those invited into the public areas, at the rear of the home, could look in one direction and enjoy views of the property’s interior courtyard, then turn around and see its leafy yard. Rachel Gallaher, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2024 Some of them will venture further into the Slabs, but most of them will turn around and head back to Babylon. Jonah Gercke, SPIN, 15 Mar. 2024 The winner must turn around and run again in November. Haley Bemiller, The Enquirer, 6 Mar. 2024

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turn around and (do something)

turn away

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“Turn around and (do something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20around%20and%20%28do%20something%29. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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