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noun [countable] British     about-turn pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a big change in your opinion or attitude to something, so that it is almost the opposite of what it was before

    He’s done an about-turn on fox-hunting.

  2. 2
    the action of turning your whole body quickly so that you are facing in the opposite direction. This is often an instruction given to soldiers.

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