Turn

They left early, but turned ___ because of the awful weather.


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Tdol

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Tdol

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I agree. Thanks. ;-)
 

1364

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Hi,
would ya plz tell me the difference between "return" & "turn back"?

thanks;-)
 

Tdol

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If you turn back, you didn't reach your destination.
 

cassie

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1364 said:
Hi,
would ya plz tell me the difference between "return" & "turn back"?

thanks;-)
turn back" to return in the direction you have come from, or to make someone do this:
We're lost - we'll have to turn back.
 

Daruma

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turn back
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turn sb/sth
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back
to return the way you have come; to make sb/sth do this: The weather became so bad that they had to turn back.
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(figurative) We said we would do it—there can be no turning back.
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Our car was turned back at the border.
 
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