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U-turn

[ yoo-turn ]
/ ˈyuˌtɜrn /
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noun

a U-shaped turn made by a vehicle so as to head in the opposite direction from its original course.
a reversal of policy, tactics, or the like, resembling such a maneuver.

verb (used without object)

to execute a U-turn: to U-turn into oncoming traffic.

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Origin of U-turn

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for U-turn

U-turn

noun

a turn made by a vehicle in the shape of a U, resulting in a reversal of direction
a complete change in direction of political or other policy
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