from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of pivoting to face in the opposite direction from the original, especially in a military formation.
  • n. A military command to turn clockwise 180°.
  • n. A total change of attitude or viewpoint.
  • intransitive v. To reverse direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An abrupt turn to face the opposite direction.
  • n. A reversal in direction; reversal of attitude or opinion.
  • v. To turn 180 degrees to face the opposite direction;
  • v. To change opinion or attitude drastically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. turn, usually 180 degrees
  • v. change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
  • n. a major change in attitude or principle or point of view
  • n. act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation


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