What is the opposite of turn?

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Opposite of to move something or oneself in a circular direction or motion
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Opposite of to move to face in another direction
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Opposite of to change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or color
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Opposite of to become sour or tainted
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Opposite of to cause to have opposite (usually negative) opinions about someone or something
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Opposite of to twist a body part
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Opposite of to affect or be affected with nausea or giddiness
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(turn to) Opposite of to use or resort to someone or something
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(turn to) Opposite of to start doing or becoming involved with
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Opposite of to change one substance into another
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Opposite of change direction suddenly
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Opposite of to take or have a winding course
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Opposite of to think meticulously about something, usually before a decision is made
“Your thesis is so full of conjecture and unsubstantiated claims that I am inclined to dismiss it.”
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Opposite of dig up ground for cultivation
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Opposite of to change the form, character, or function of something
“I would like to keep the room as is instead of converting it into a theatre space, which is what my late father would have wanted.”
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Opposite of to move or cause to move into a sloping position
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Opposite of to turn away from a straight course
Continue along this path and don't turn right until you reach the end.”
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Opposite of to corrupt, or to prove harmful or destructive to
“These changes should improve the structure of your program and better support changes down the road.”
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Opposite of to aim or direct an object at
“A bright light entered James' vision that caused him to misdirect his weapon and shoot his colleague in the foot.”
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Opposite of to diverge or deviate from a given point
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Opposite of to injure or hurt by twisting a body part
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Opposite of to change, develop, or move in a general direction
“Although the curve on this graph appears to deviate widely from the flat dotted line, the decibel scale tends to exaggerate the deviation in frequency response.”
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Opposite of to concentrate one's attention or effort
“The simple progression of numbers helped her focus more quickly so nothing would distract her mind from the efficiency of the movement.”
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Opposite of to recur, or break out anew after a dormant period
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Opposite of an act of moving something in a circular direction around an axis or point
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Opposite of an obligation to do something that comes successively to each of a number of people
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Opposite of a short walk or ride
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Opposite of an affection or proclivity for a person, activity or thing
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Opposite of a fold or pleat
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Opposite of a rapid turning or whirling motion
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Opposite of an instance of kind, or charitable, behavior
“It would be such a disservice to raise him in an environment for which he would be unprepared to enjoy and appreciate.”
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Opposite of the act of making a trip by foot
“After an arduous trek through the National Rainforest, the group decided to have a break.”
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Opposite of a curve or bend from a straight path
“The eighth and ninth trials usually show a straightening of the curved path.”
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Opposite of a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
“Probiotics can be used to provide defense against illnesses.”
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Opposite of a person's fixed or allotted period of work
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Opposite of a rapid turning or whirling motion
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Opposite of the character of something
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Opposite of a roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place
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Opposite of a feeling of fright
“In the midst of enemy fire, Forrest Gump showed immense courage to save his Lieutenant from certain death.”
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of a sudden outburst of emotion
“The medication gave her brief relief from her nagging cough, but within twenty-four hours, it had returned.”
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Opposite of an opportunity to do or achieve something
“The following studies cite an inopportunity to partake in sports as the reason for lower rates of participation in athletics by women.”
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Opposite of a daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs
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Opposite of the state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant
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