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English definition of “U-turn”

U-turn

noun [C]     /ˈjuː.tɜːn/ US  /-tɝːn/ (informal U-ie,   /ˈjuːi/   )
a turn made by a car in order to go back in the direction from which it has come: It is illegal to do/make a U-turn on a motorway.Changing directionDriving and operating road vehiclesReturning to a place mainly disapproving a complete change from one opinion or plan of action to an opposite one: The prime minister did/made a quick U-turn in response to all the adverse publicity.Changing your mindTurning points and deciding moments
(Definition of U-turn noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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