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turnabout

[turn-uh-bout] /ˈtɜrn əˌbaʊt/
noun
1.
the act of turning in a different or opposite direction.
2.
a change of opinion, loyalty, etc.
3.
a reciprocal action; act of doing to someone exactly as that person has done to oneself or another:
Turnabout is fair play.
4.
a person who changes things; a radical.
5.
Chiefly British, merry-go-round.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; noun use of verb phrase turn about
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  • One can understand her yearning for happiness, but the turnabout is sudden and hardly in keeping with her adult character.
  • He joked about the national polls and his turnabout offense.
British Dictionary definitions for turnabout

turnabout

/ˈtɜːnəˌbaʊt/
noun
1.
the act of turning so as to face a different direction
2.
a change or reversal of opinion, attitude, etc
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