turn about

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turn about

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To revolve.
  2. (dated, intransitive) To reverse one's position; to turn round.
  3. (obsolete, reflexive) To turn (oneself) around.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew ch. 8:
      Jesus tourned him about, and behelde her saynge: Doughter be off goode comforte, thy fayth hath made the safe.
  4. (transitive) To change or reverse the position of.
  5. (transitive) To turn (something) one way and then another; to move about.


turn about (not comparable)

  1. Synonym of turn and turn about


turn about (plural turn abouts)

  1. (rare) Alternative spelling of turnabout