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Meaning of ABOUT-FACE

Pronunciation:  [n]u'bawt`feys, [v]u`bawt'feys, u'bawt feys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reversal in attitude or principle or point of view; "an about-face on foreign policy"
  2. [n]  act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
  3. [v]  change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
  4. [v]  turn, usually 180 degrees

ABOUT-FACE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: about turn, policy change, reversal, volte-face
 See Also: change, rethink, reverse, reversion, turn, turnabout, turnaround, undoing



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