turnabout

noun turn·about \ ˈtərn-ə-ˌbau̇t \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of turnabout

1 a : a change or reversal of direction, trend, policy, role, or character
b : a changing from one allegiance to another
d : an act or instance of retaliating
  • turnabout is fair play

Examples of turnabout in a Sentence

  1. employees regarded the latest turnabout as a sure sign that management hadn't a clue as to what it was doing

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First Known Use of turnabout

1789



TURNABOUT Defined for Kids

turnabout

noun turn·about \ ˈtərn-ə-ˌbau̇t \

Definition of turnabout for Students

: a change from one direction or one way of thinking or acting to the opposite
  • In a complete turnabout, he admitted that he had lied.


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