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English definition of “turn (sb) back”

turn (sb) back

verb uk phrasal verb with turn   /tɜːn/ us    /tɝːn/
B2 to return in the direction you have come from, or to make someone do this: We're lost - we'll have to turn back.Returning to a placeRefusing and rejecting
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