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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations
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about-face viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (turn in opposite direction)girar 180 grados vi + loc adv
about-face viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (military: perform a turn) (milicia)dar media vuelta vi + loc adv
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
about face | about-face
InglésEspañol
about-face,
about-turn
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (policy, opinion: reversal) (figurado)giro de 180º, giro de 180 grados nm + loc adj
  cambio radical nm + adj
 Following a strong public outcry, the politician did an about-face regarding his position on global warming.
 Después de una protesta general, el político dio un giro de 180º con respecto a su posición sobre el calentamiento global.
about-face,
about-turn
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(military: turn) (militar)media vuelta adj + nf
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. El ejército dió media vuelta y emprendió la retirada.
About-face!,
About-turn!
interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
(military: turn) (militar)media vuelta loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no").
 Company halt! About-face! Forward march!
 Pelotón, media vuelta. ¡Ya!
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