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turnaboutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɜrn·əˌbɑʊt/
a ​completechange from one ​situation or ​condition to ​itsopposite: In a ​complete turnabout, the ​mayor has ​decided not to ​run for reelection.
(Definition of turnabout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

(Definition of turnabout from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turnabout”
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底变化, 一百八十度的大转变…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底變化, 一百八十度的大轉變…
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