Definition of U-turn in English:


Syllabification: U-turn


  • 1The turning of a vehicle in a U-shaped course so as to face in the opposite direction.
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    • He turned the flashers on just before he made a U-turn, heading back in the direction he'd come.
    • I made a U-turn on the taxiway and headed back to the line to get it checked.
    • Faith slammed on the brakes, and made a U-turn in the middle of the empty street.
  • 1.1A change of plan, especially a reversal of political policy: another U-turn by the government
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    • Public anger has forced members of the powerful council cabinet to do a U-turn over plans to slash the budgets of the town's community centres.
    • The public inquiry could be called off, however, if councillors accept the officers' advice and do a U-turn on their previous decision.
    • It was good to see the Government do a U-turn on that matter.

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