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Definition of U-turn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    U-turn

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  1. 1a turn of 180° that a vehicle makes so that it can move forwards in the opposite direction to do/make a U-turn See related entries: Driving
  2. 2(informal) a complete change in policy or behaviour, usually one that is embarrassing
  3. Extra examples The government has made a spectacular U-turn on taxes. a U-turn on education policy a government U-turn over plans to cut social security payments The government may be forced into an embarrassing U-turn on education policy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: U-turn