Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “turn sth around/round”

turn sth around/round

phrasal verb with turn     /tɜːn/ US  /tɝːn/ verb
to change an unsuccessful business, plan, or system so that it becomes successful: The new management team turned the ailing company around in under six months.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancingMaking things betterBecoming betterStarting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of turn sth around/round from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of turn sth around/round

Translations of “turn sth around/round”

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More