turn back


  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.

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