U–turn

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noun \ˈyü-ˌtərn\

Definition of U–turn

  1. 1 :  a turn resembling the letter U; especially :  a 180-degree turn made by a vehicle in a road

  2. 2 :  something (such as a reversal of policy) resembling a U-turn

1930

First Known Use of u–turn

1930


U–TURN Defined for English Language Learners

U–turn

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noun \ˈyü-ˌtərn\

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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