Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun turn_around

1 sense of turn around

Sense 1
reversal, turn around -- (turning in an opposite direction or position; "the reversal of the image in the lens")
       => turning, turn -- (a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind")

5 senses of turnaround

Sense 1
turnaround, turnaround time -- (time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip)
       => work time -- (a time period when you are required to work)

Sense 2
reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround -- (a decision to reverse an earlier decision)
       => decision making, deciding -- (the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making")

Sense 3
turnaround -- (an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around)
       => area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")

Sense 4
turnaround, turnround -- (act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip)
       => preparation, readying -- (the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun")

Sense 5
reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround -- (turning in the opposite direction)
       => change of direction, reorientation -- (the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb turn_around

3 senses of turn around

Sense 1
swing around, swing about, turn around -- (turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically; "He turned around to face his opponent"; "My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 2
turn around -- (improve dramatically; "The new strategy turned around sales"; "The tutor turned around my son's performance in math")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 3
turn around, pick up -- (improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up")
       => better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")

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