Turn-back meaning

To return to a previous state of being.

He stopped drinking for a couple of years, but now he has turned back to his old ways.

Once we take this decision, there's no turning back.

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(intransitive) To reverse direction and retrace one's steps.

Realising he had forgotten his briefcase, he turned back to the office.

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To prevent or refuse to allow passage or progress.

The soldiers turned back all the refugees at the frontier.

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To adjust to a previous setting.

In Autumn we normally turn the clocks back one hour.

I love that song, turn back to it!

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To fold something back; to fold down.

When you make the bed, please always turn the sheet back over the blanket.

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