turn around

Definitions of turn around

v turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically

“He turned around to face his opponent”
“My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake”
swing about, swing around
Type of:
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

v improve dramatically

“The new strategy turned around sales”
“The tutor turned around my son's performance in math”
Type of:
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better

v improve significantly; go from bad to good

pick up
Type of:
ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate
get better

n turning in an opposite direction or position

Type of:
turn, turning
a movement in a new direction

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