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U-turn
American English: /ˈjuˌtərn/

Translation of U-turn in Spanish:

noun

  • (Cars)
    giro (masculine) or vuelta (feminine) en U (Southern Cone)
    to make o (British English) do a U-turn
    cambiar de sentido
    dar vuelta or girar en U (Southern Cone)
    they did a U-turn on taxation
    dieron un giro de 180° en materia de impuestos
    there will be no U-turns over education policy
    no habrá cambios radicales en la política educativa
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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