More definitions of "turn back":
- (verb): Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.
Example: "Turn back the tide of communism"
Synonyms: check, arrest, stop, contain, hold back
- (verb): Force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings.
Example: "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
Synonyms: chase away, drive out, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off
Famous quotes containing the word turn:
“It is necessary to turn political crisis into armed crisis by performing violent actions that will force those in power to transform the military situation into a political situation. That will alienate the masses, who, from then on, will revolt against the army and the police and blame them for this state of things.”
—Carlos Marighella (d. 1969)
“Be a little careful of your Library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here & get books that will open your eyes, & your ears, & your curiosity, & turn you inside out or outside in.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)