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about-turnnoun [C]

uk   /əˌbaʊtˈtɜːn/  us   /-ˈtɝːn/ UK (US about-face)
a ​change of ​direction: I'd only gone a little way down the ​street when I ​remembered I hadn't ​locked the ​door, so I made/did a ​quick about-turn. a ​completechange of ​opinion or ​behaviour: This is the government's second about-turn on the ​issue.
(Definition of about-turn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “about-turn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 转变方向, (意见或行为的)彻底转变…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉變方向, (意見或行為的)徹底轉變…
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