Turn around = to turn in the opposite direction

The phrasal verb “turn around” means to turn in the opposite direction or to turn and move in the opposite direction. Remember though, there is also the noun “turnaround” which has different meanings.

To turn around, you must go in the opposite direction. It is very common to turn around if you become lost when you are driving.

Read the dialogue and take the quiz below to test your understanding.

Michael: Do you know where we are?

Valerie: I think we’re lost.

Michael: We should turn around and ask for directions.

Valerie: I agree. We can turn around at the next intersection.

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