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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 turn back

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 turn back
      v 1: retrace one's course; "The hikers got into a storm and had
           to turn back" [syn: backtrack, double back]
      2: go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
         [syn: revert, return, retrovert, regress]
      3: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric
         meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad
         thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn
         back many disappointed customers" [syn: chase away, drive
         out, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off]
      4: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion
         or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the
         growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel
         movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" [syn: check,
          arrest, stop, contain, hold back]