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What is another word for turning back?

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Verb
Present participle for to turn and face in the opposite direction
“Aidan chuckles from the backseat and I turn back to look at him.”
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Present participle for to retreat or move backward to a previous place one has been
“We had walked too far to turn back to where we started, and so we kept going.”
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Present participle for to physically fold or bend something over
“Every night, I'd turn back the sheets, and the bed would be full of feathers.”
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Present participle for to fend off or defend against something hostile
“At first, the army made an effort to turn back the hordes of prospectors that flocked to the country.”
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Present participle for to cause to come to an end
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Present participle for to retrace one's steps or change direction abruptly
Verb
Present participle for to return or change back to a former state
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Present participle for to divert, intercept, or intervene to prevent something from happening or to change its course
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Present participle for to alter one's opinion about something
Verb
Present participle for to occur again, especially periodically or repeatedly
Verb
Present participle for to fall back into bad habits or an unhealthy state
Noun
The act or state of coming back to a place
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