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Definition of "turn back" []

  • To reverse direction and retrace one's steps. (verb)
  • To return to a previous state of being. (verb)
  • To prevent or refuse to allow passage or progress. (verb)
  • To adjust to a previous setting. (verb)
  • To fold something back; to fold down (verb)

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Use "turn back" in a sentence
  • "Hyphasis: The modern Beas River in northern India, where a mutiny of his men forced Alexander to turn back from his planned invasion of the Ganges valley."
  • "And then I remember where we are and I turn back to my world, my ring-finger, my Tuesday night, with a smile."
  • "With Scott on hand to turn back the cattle, Ridge made short work of separating the shorthorn cow and maneuvering her into the smaller pen."