Turn Around

How to Conjugate Turn Around

  • Infinitive: Turn Around
  • Present Tense: Turn Around/ Turns Around
  • -ing Form: Turning Around
  • Past Tense: Turned Around
  • Past Participle: Turned Around
Turn Around is a separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Turn Around:

1. When someone or something moves until it faces the opposite direction.

Examples: If you turn around quickly, you’ll see Tom Cruise drive by.
Vincent turned the painting around for the audience to see.

2. When a previously bad situation is reversed, and begins improving.

Examples: I believe it is never too late to turn things around.
Apple was in bad shape when Steve Jobs returned, but he really turned things around.

3. Turnaround (n.) used as a noun means a great improvement in a bad situation.

Examples: It’s hard to believe the turnaround that the housing market in the United States has seen. We’re almost back to 2007 prices.

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