about-turn

[əˌbaut'tɜːn] 1. сущ.; брит.; амер. about-face
1) поворот кругом, на 180 градусов

Then he made an about-turn and left the office. — Затем он развернулся и вышел из офиса.

2) воен. кру-гом! (строевая команда)
3) внезапное и полное изменение (отношения, точки зрения)

This is the Government's second about-turn on the issue. — На сегодня правительство уже вторично пересмотрело свою позицию по данному вопросу.

4) отскок назад (при ударе)
Syn:
2. гл.; брит.; амер. about-face
1)
а) развернуть в противоположную сторону, повернуть на 180 градусов
б) повернуться кругом, развернуться

He about-turned and the young dog followed him. — Он развернулся, и щенок побежал за ним.

2) внезапно и полностью изменить (отношение, политику, точку зрения)
3) отскочить назад (при ударе)

Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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