turn back

verb

Definition of turn back

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to go in the reverse directionb :  to stop going forward

  3. 2 :  to refer to an earlier time or place

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to drive back or away

  6. 2 :  to stop the advance of

  7. 3 :  to fold back

  8. 4 :  give back, return

turn back the clock

  1. :  to revert to or remind of a condition existing in the past

Examples of turn back in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of turn back

15th century


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