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About-face

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Noun

1. about turn, about-face

act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

2. about-face, policy change, reversal, volte-face

a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

Example Sentences:
'an about-face on foreign policy'

Verb

1. about-face

turn, usually 180 degrees

2. about-face

change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint


1. about turn, about-face

act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

2. about-face, policy change, reversal, volte-face

a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

Example Sentences:
'an about-face on foreign policy'


1. about-face

turn, usually 180 degrees

2. about-face

change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


About-face

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noun
especially US another term for about-turn

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About-face

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noun
1. 
a sharp turn to the opposite direction, esp. in response to a military command
2. 
a sharp change in attitude or opinion
verb intransitiveWord forms: aˌbout-ˈfaced or aˌbout-ˈfacing
3. 
to turn or face in the opposite direction

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About-face

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n.
1.
a. The act of pivoting to face in the opposite direction from the original, especially in a military formation.
b. A military command to turn clockwise 180°.
2. A total change of attitude or viewpoint.
intr.v. a·bout-faced, a·bout-fac·ing, a·bout-fac·es
To reverse direction.

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