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Phrasal Verbs

turn back

This page is about the phrasal verb turn back

Meaning

to return in the direction from which you've come, or to make someone do this

For example

  • turn back If you get lost, turn back and return the way you came.

  • turn sb back The police were turning everybody back because the road had been blocked by a landslide.

  • be turned back Anyone who doesn't have a visa will be turned back at the border.

Quick Quiz

I was on my way to the airport when I realised I had to turn back because

a. it started to rain

b. I ran out of petrol

c. I'd forgotten my passport

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