Definition of “U-turn” - English Dictionary

“U-turn” in British English

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U-turnnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈjuː.tɜːn/ us /-tɝːn/ informal U-ie, uk /ˈjuːi/ us

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“U-turn” in American English

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U-turnnoun [ C ]

/ˈjuˌtɜrn/

U-turn noun [ C ] (180 DEGREE TURN)

a turn like a U, made by a vehicle to go back in the direction from which it came:

I was making a U-turn into the southbound lanes.

U-turn noun [ C ] (CHANGE OF OPINION)

a complete change from one opinion or plan to an opposite one

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