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about-face

a·bout-face

about-face

pronunciation:
baUt feIs
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a reversal of one's position or direction, esp. in response to a military command.
synonyms:
reversal, rightabout, turnaround
similar words:
right about face, switch, turn, turnabout
definition 2: an abrupt, complete change in opinion, beliefs, actions, or the like; switch; reversal.
synonyms:
reversal, right about face, turnaround
similar words:
change, flip-flop, switch, turn, turnabout, withdrawal
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: about-faced, about-faces, about-facing
definition: to turn to the opposite direction, opinion, or the like; reverse oneself.
synonyms:
backtrack, change, flip-flop, switch, take back, turn
similar words:
reverse