Definitions and translations for "turn back"

Definition of turn back

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Verb
1. To reverse direction and retrace one's steps.
Realising he had forgotten his briefcase, he turned back to the office.
2. To return to a previous state of being.
He stopped drinking for a couple of years, but now he has turned back to his old ways.
Once we take this decision, there's no turning back.
3. To prevent or refuse to allow passage or progress.
The soldiers turned back all the refugees at the frontier.
4. To adjust to a previous setting.
In Autumn we normally turn the clocks back one hour.
I love that song: turn back to it!
5. To fold something back; to fold down.
When you make the bed, please always turn the sheet back over the blanket.
6. To give back; to return.
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English - English - turn back

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return, go back

English - Spanish - turn back

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v. retrasar, volver: hacer volver, retroceder: hacer retroceder, volverse, retroceder, volverse sobre sus pasos

English - French - turn back

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revenir

English - German - turn back

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umkehren

English - Indonesian - turn back

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v. memutarbalikkan, mengemudiankan, mengebelakangkan, mengusir, kembali, mengembalikan, berbalik, berbelok ke belakang

English - Italian - turn back

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tornare indietro, tornare sui propri passi; ritornare; far tornare indietro; ripiegare, piegare su se stesso

English - Polish - turn back

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v. zawracać, podkasać, zawrócić

English - Portuguese - turn back

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v. voltar para trás, voltar para rio

English - Russian - turn back

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г. повернуть назад, обернуться, повернуть обратно, прогнать, оглянуться, прогонять

English - Turkish - turn back

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geri çevirmek, reddetmek, geri almak, kıvırmak, katlamak, geri dönmek, gerilemek, dönmek

English - Ukrainian - turn back

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v. прогнати, відступити, обернутися, навертати

English - Dutch - turn back

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terugkeren;terugdraaien; omslaan; doen omkeren

English - Greek - turn back

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γυρίζω πίσω

English - Arabic - turn back

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‏نكص، رجع، قلب الى الوراء، عاد، تراجع‏

English - Chinese - turn back

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阻止; 阻挡

English - Chinese - turn back

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阻止; 阻擋

English - Japanese - turn back

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(动) 打ち返す, 立ち返る, 戻る

English - Korean - turn back

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되돌아가게 하다, 늦추다, 접다, 되돌아가다

English - Vietnamese - turn back

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n. sự quay trở lại, sự tháo lui
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