Turn-around meaning

Alternative spelling of turnaround.
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(intransitive, reflexive) To physically rotate horizontally 360 degrees.

Turn around once or twice so I can see your new dress.

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(intransitive, reflexive) To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.

She turned her position around and now she is in favor of the merger.

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(intransitive, reflexive, sports) To reverse the expected outcome of a game, usually from a losing position to a winning one.

The team really turned it around in the second half for a great win.

They were way ahead but the game turned around on them and they lost 4-3.

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(business, management) To reverse a trend, usually towards a more favorable outcome; to return (a business, department) to effectiveness, profitability, etc.

The new management team has really turned the company around and they expect a good profit next year.

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(idiomatic, colloquial) To be duplicitous.

You can't just turn around and say that it was all my fault.

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(idiomatic, of an idea) To consider from a different viewpoint.

Let's turn that around and look at it from another angle.

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(idiomatic, colloquial) (often with a unit of time) To produce; to output; to generate.

We can turn around 500 units by next week.

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(idiomatic, buzzword, with "180 degrees") To effect a positive reversal of a trend.

Let's turn this around 180 degrees and enjoy the rest of our vacation.

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(idiomatic, buzzword, with "360 degrees") To make a situation worse by trying to make it better.

They turned it around 360 degrees and now they're losing even more money.

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