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Circular and turning movements and about-turns - thesaurus

Synonyms

turn

noun

a movement in a circle made by an object

spin

noun

a quick turning movement round and round

swirl

noun

a fast circular movement

twirl

noun

a quick movement in a circle

twist

noun

a movement in which you turn a part of your body round so that it is out of its normal position

rotation

noun

a single movement in a circle around a central point

whirl

noun

a spinning movement

revolution

noun

one complete turn made by something moving in a circle around a fixed point

wriggle

noun

a short quick twisting and turning movement

rotation

noun

movement in a circle around a fixed central point

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about-face

noun

mainly American an about-turn

about-turn

noun

British 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.

a change of direction/course

a situation in which a person or vehicle starts moving in a different direction

arc

noun

a movement that follows a curved line

hard right/left

a turn directly to the right or left

the other side/end

determiner

the opposite direction

right

noun

a turn towards the right by someone walking or driving

sweep

noun

a long smooth curved movement

swing

noun

an attempt to hit someone or something by making a smooth curving movement with your hand, a weapon, or a piece of sports equipment

turn

noun

a change of direction made by a person or vehicle

twist

noun

a movement in which you turn something in a circle with your hands or fingers

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