Textual thesaurus for "turn back"

(verb) invert, reverse

turn inside out or upside down

(verb) retrovert, return, revert, regress

go back to a previous state

We reverted to the old rules

(verb) contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

(verb) chase away, run off, drive away, drive off, drive out, dispel

force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

Drive away potential burglars; drive away bad thoughts; dispel doubts; The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

(verb) backtrack, double back

retrace one's course

The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back