- turn back
- 1) PHR-V-ERG If you turn back or if someone turns you back when you are going somewhere, you change direction and go towards where you started from.
[V P prep/adv] She turned back towards the crossroads...
[V P] They were very nearly forced to turn back...2) PHRASAL VERB: with brd-neg If you cannot turn back, you cannot change your plans and decide not to do something, because the action you have already taken makes it impossible.
[V P] The administration has now endorsed the bill and can't turn back.
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