turn back

turn back - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ turn inside out or upside down
invert , reverse

[ verb ]
■ go back to a previous state
regress , retrovert , return , revert

[ verb ]
■ hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
■ check the expansion or influence of
e.g.)
・Turn back the tide of communism
arrest , check , contain , hold back , stop

[ verb ]
■ force to go away
■ used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
e.g.)
・The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
chase away , dispel , drive away , drive off , drive out , run off

[ verb ]
■ retrace one's course
e.g.)
・The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back
backtrack , double back

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