U-turn meaning

yo͝o'tûrn'
A turn, as by a vehicle, completely reversing the direction of travel.
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Figuratively, a reversal of opinion, strategy, etc.
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(literally) A turn in a vehicle carried out by driving in a semicircle in order to travel in the opposite direction.
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(figuratively) A reversal of policy; a volte-face, a backflip.

The government have done a U-turn and are now supporting greater European integration instead of opposing it.

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A turn made so as to head in the opposite direction.
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Alternative capitalization of U-turn.
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Origin of u-turn

  • U + turn, from the similarity to the shape of the letter U.
    From Wiktionary