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U-turn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Transport
U-turnU-turn /ˈjuː tɜːn $ ˌjuː ˈtɜːrn/ noun [countable]  1 TTa turn that you make in a car, on a bicycle etc, so that you go back in the direction you came frommake/do a U-turn He made a quick U-turn and sped away.2 CHANGE YOUR MINDa complete change of ideas, plans etcmake/do a U-turn Critics accused the government of doing a U-turn on its promise to increase education spending.
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U-turnI started my car and did a U-turn, pulling up next to him.The government was forced to do a U-turn after angry protests about their taxation policy.He also once made a U-turn on the Golden Gate Bridge and crashed his patrol car.The Supreme Court, once a champion of efforts to mix black and white, has performed a U-turn.But the decision would be seen by Labour as another U-turn.The road soon snakes to the east, giving the impression of a gigantic U-turn.The party lost all public support after a series of U-turns and policy failures.make/do a U-turnI started my car and did a U-turn, pulling up next to him.If that happens, some economists believe Mr Greenspan could make a u-turn on taxes early next year.Do you mind if I do a U-turn through that smashed barrier and get back to Freiburg?I did a U-turn and headed back home.Mitterrand made a decisive U-turn in 1983 and cut government spending.He also once made a U-turn on the Golden Gate Bridge and crashed his patrol car.Should she do a U-turn and sell him the house? she wondered.She made a U-turn and drove away, her son still crying.She glanced behind her, then made a U-turn, and we began retracing the 45 minute drive to the hospital.make/do a U-turnI started my car and did a U-turn, pulling up next to him.If that happens, some economists believe Mr Greenspan could make a u-turn on taxes early next year.Do you mind if I do a U-turn through that smashed barrier and get back to Freiburg?He also once made a U-turn on the Golden Gate Bridge and crashed his patrol car.Should she do a U-turn and sell him the house? she wondered.She made a U-turn and drove away, her son still crying.She glanced behind her, then made a U-turn, and we began retracing the 45 minute drive to the hospital.
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