turn around

turn around
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to reverse) 
The bandit turned around and shot the sheriff.El bandido se dio la vuelta y le disparó al comisario.
It must have been someone else. I said her name, but she didn't turn around.Debe haber sido otra persona. Dije su nombre, pero no se dio vuelta.
2. (to reverse a decision) 
She told us we would have a parking spot, and then she turned around and told us we couldn't.Nos había dicho que tendríamos un lugar para estacionarnos, y luego cambió de opinión y nos dijo que no.
b. no direct translation (colloquial) 
The salesman told me the car would cost five thousand, and then he turns around says it'll be eight!El dependiente me dijo que el carro costaría cinco mil, ¡y ahora me sale con que ocho!
transitive verb phrase
3. (to transform) 
a. cambiar 
I hope the new job will turn our situation around. I can't deal with this any longer.Espero que el nuevo trabajo cambie nuestra situación. Ya no puedo más con esto.
My cousin went through a rough patch, but he's turned his life around.Mi primo pasó una mala racha, pero le ha dado un vuelco a su vida.
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