English version

turn around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishturn around (also turn round British English) phrasal verb1 SUCCESSFULif a business, department etc that is not successful turns around, or if someone turns it around, it starts to be successful The company turned around from losses of £1.4 million last year to profits of £26,800.turn something ↔ around At Rockwell International he had turned around a badly performing division. turnaround2 if a situation, game etc turns around, or if someone turns it around, it changes and starts to develop in the way you want After I met him, my whole life turned around.turn something ↔ around Fender’s batting could turn matches around in half an hour.3 SAY turn around and say/do etc something spoken to say or do something that is unexpected or that seems unfair or unreasonable You can’t just turn around and say that it was all my fault.4 turn something ↔ around to consider an idea, question etc in a different way, or change the words of something so that it has a different meaning Let’s turn the whole idea around and look at it from another angle.5 turn something ↔ aroundFINISH DOING something to complete the process of making a product or providing a service We can turn around 500 units by next week.6 every time somebody turns around spoken very often or all the time Every time I turn around he seems to be checking up on me. turn→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
turn aroundIan, turn round and face the front!I guess I thought that since everything was starting to turn around, I could slack off a little.I turned around quickly to see if anyone was following me.I really believe that Liverpool can turn around that 4-2 first leg reversal and win this game.turn around and say/do etc somethingAfter a couple of months, the Sioux turned around and came back west without permission.Each was turned around and the wrists cuffed behind their backs.He turned around and saw the first Stillman shuffling off in the other direction.He turned around and slowed down, seeing no sign of the monsters.Lepine turns around and starts spraying the students in the front rows with gunfire.She turned around and went back to sit in the road.There was no way to maneuver, even to turn around and get out if we had to.Why turn around and do the same to one of our own?
From Longman Business Dictionaryturn something → around (also turn something ↔ round British English) phrasal verb [transitive]1to make a business that is having difficulties successful againNew models and new ideas have turned the company around and saved the factory from closure.2to complete the process of making a product or providing a serviceThe company reduced the average time it takes to turn around a new product to 20 days. see also turnaround turn→ See Verb table
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Verb table
turn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyturn
he, she, itturns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyturned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave turned
he, she, ithas turned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad turned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill turn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have turned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam turning
he, she, itis turning
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you, we, theyare turning
Past
I, he, she, itwas turning
you, we, theywere turning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been turning
he, she, ithas been turning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been turning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be turning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been turning
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