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Detailed Translations for turn back from English to Dutch

turn back:

to turn back verb (turns back, turned back, turning back)

  1. to turn back (bend; change)
    ombuigen; krom buigen; verbuigen
    • ombuigen verb (buig om, buigt om, boog om, bogen om, omgebogen)
    • krom buigen verb (buig krom, buigt krom, boog krom, bogen krom, krom gebogen)
    • verbuigen verb (verbuig, verbuigt, verboog, verbogen, verbogen)
  2. to turn back (backtrack; double back)
    – retrace one's course 1
    terugkeren; retourneren
    • terugkeren verb (keer terug, keert terug, keerde terug, keerden terug, teruggekeerd)
    • retourneren verb (retourneer, retourneert, retourneerde, retourneerden, geretourneerd)

Conjugations for turn back:

  1. turn back
  2. turn back
  3. turns back
  4. turn back
  5. turn back
  6. turn back
simple past
  1. turned back
  2. turned back
  3. turned back
  4. turned back
  5. turned back
  6. turned back
present perfect
  1. have turned back
  2. have turned back
  3. has turned back
  4. have turned back
  5. have turned back
  6. have turned back
past continuous
  1. was turning back
  2. were turning back
  3. was turning back
  4. were turning back
  5. were turning back
  6. were turning back
  1. shall turn back
  2. will turn back
  3. will turn back
  4. shall turn back
  5. will turn back
  6. will turn back
continuous present
  1. am turning back
  2. are turning back
  3. is turning back
  4. are turning back
  5. are turning back
  6. are turning back
  1. be turned back
  2. be turned back
  3. be turned back
  4. be turned back
  5. be turned back
  6. be turned back
  1. turn back!
  2. let's turn back!
  3. turned back
  4. turning back
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for turn back:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
terugkeren comebacks; returns
verbuigen declension
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
krom buigen bend; change; turn back arch; curve
ombuigen bend; change; turn back bend
retourneren backtrack; double back; turn back backpedal; backtrack; return
terugkeren backtrack; double back; turn back backpedal; backtrack; return; revert
verbuigen bend; change; turn back conjugate; decline; inflect
- arrest; chase away; check; contain; dispel; drive away; drive off; drive out; hold back; invert; regress; retrovert; return; reverse; revert; run off; stop

Synonyms for "turn back":

Related Definitions for "turn back":

  1. turn inside out or upside down1
  2. go back to a previous state1
  3. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of1
  4. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings1
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers1
  5. retrace one's course1
    • The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back1

Wiktionary Translations for turn back:

Cross Translation:
turn back tegen de haren in strijken rebrousser — propre|fr relever du sens contraire à celui dont ils sont naturellement couchés, en parlant des cheveux et du poil.

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