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turn around

Translation of turn around in French:

  • 1 turn around 1.1 (to face other way)
    (person)
    se retourner, faire demi-tour
    to do pour faire
    (bus, vehicle)
    1.2 [figurative]you can't just turn around and say you've changed your mind
    tu ne peux pas tout simplement dire que tu as changé d'avis
    what if he just turns around and says no?
    et si jamais il disait non?
    1.3 (revolve, rotate)
    (object, windmill, dancer)
    1.4 (change trend) See examples: the market has turned around
    il y a eu un renversement de situation sur le marché
    sales have turned round
    il y a eu un renversement de tendance dans les ventes
    1.5 (Transport) (unload and reload)
    décharger et charger
  • 2 turn [something] around, turn around [something] 2.1 (to face other way)
    tourner [quelque chose] dans l'autre sens
    (car, chair, piano, head, baby)
    2.2 (reverse decline in)
    (situation, economy, company)
    redresser la situation de
    (political party, factory)
    2.3 (Transport) (unload and reload)
    décharger et mettre en état de repartir
    (plane, ship)
    the plane can be turned around in an hour
    l'avion peut être déchargé et prêt à reprendre l'air en une heure
    2.4 (rephrase)
    (question, sentence)
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