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Definition 1: turning in an opposite direction or position - [noun denoting event]

Samples where turn around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reversal of the image in the lens

Synonyms for turn around in the sense of this definition

(turn around is a kind of ...) a movement in a new direction

"the turning of the wind"

Definition 2: improve significantly; go from bad to good - [verb of change]

Samples where turn around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her performance in school picked up

Synonyms for turn around in the sense of this definition

(turn around is a kind of ...) get better

"The weather improved toward evening"

Definition 3: improve dramatically - [verb of change]

Samples where turn around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new strategy turned around sales
  • The tutor turned around my son's performance in math

(turn around is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Definition 4: turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He turned around to face his opponent
  • My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake

Synonyms for turn around in the sense of this definition

(turn around is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

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