WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
turn back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (retrace one's route)  (figurado)darse media vuelta lov verb
  deshacer el camino andado loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 The mountain climber was exhausted, but he refused to turn back.
 El montañista estaba exhausto, pero se negó a darse media vuelta.
 El montañista estaba exhausto, pero se negó a deshacer el camino andado.
  volverse viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 El montañista estaba exhausto, pero se negó a volverse.
  regresar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 El montañista estaba exhausto, pero se negó a regresar.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
turn back the clock v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (restore youth)  (figurado)retrasar el reloj vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 When she reached the age of 80 she became desperate to turn back the clock. Nora hoped that plastic surgery would turn back the clock for her.
 Cuando llegó a los 80 se desesperaba por retrasar el reloj.
turn back the clock v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (revert)restaurar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The restore function in my computer turns back the clock to reset the software.
 La función recuperar de mi computadora restaura la información al resetear el software.
turn your back on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (abandon, reject)dar la espalda
 Shame on you for turning your back on your friends after such a small disagreement.
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