GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF U-TURN
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WHAT DOES U-TURN MEAN IN ENGLISH?
in driving refers to performing a 180 degree rotation to reverse the direction of travel. It is called a "U-turn" because the maneuver looks like the letter U. In some areas, the maneuver is illegal, while in others, it is treated as a more ordinary turn, merely extended. In still other areas, lanes are occasionally marked "U-turn permitted" or even "U-turn only." Occasionally, on a divided highway, special U-turn ramps exist to allow traffic to make a U-turn, though often their use is restricted to emergency and police vehicles only. In the United States, U-turn regulations vary by state: in Indiana U-turns are allowed as long as the driver follows all of the precautions normally ascribed to making a left turn. Many places, including Texas and Georgia, have specially designed U-turn lanes. In Michigan, U-turns are required for many left turns to and from divided highways, as part of the Michigan Left maneuver. It can also be used to mean a sudden reversal of policy in politics.
Definition of U-turn in the English dictionary
The definition of U-turn in the dictionary is a turn made by a vehicle in the shape of a U, resulting in a reversal of direction. Other definition of U-turn is a complete change in direction of political or other policy.
ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE U-TURN
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SYNONYMS OF «U-TURN»
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WORDS RELATING TO «U-TURN»
Translation of «U-turn» into 20 languages
TRANSLATION OF U-TURN
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Translator English - Chinese
1,325 millions of speakers
Translator English - Spanish
cambio de sentido
550 millions of speakers
Translator English - English
510 millions of speakers
Translator English - Hindi
380 millions of speakers
Translator English - Arabic
الِالْتِفَافُ إِلَى الِاتِّـجَاهِ الـمُعَاكِسِ بِالسَّيَّارة
280 millions of speakers
Translator English - Russian
278 millions of speakers
Translator English - Portuguese
270 millions of speakers
Translator English - French
220 millions of speakers
Translator English - German
180 millions of speakers
Translator English - Japanese
130 millions of speakers
Translator English - Korean
85 millions of speakers
Translator English - Vietnamese
sự vòng ngược
80 millions of speakers
Translator English - Italian
inversione a U
65 millions of speakers
Translator English - Polish
50 millions of speakers
Translator English - Ukrainian
40 millions of speakers
Translator English - Romanian
30 millions of speakers
Translator English - Greek
15 millions of speakers
Translator English - Afrikaans
14 millions of speakers
Translator English - Swedish
10 millions of speakers
Translator English - Norwegian
5 millions of speakers
Trends of use of U-turn
TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «U-TURN»
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U-TURN»
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: What If You Woke Up One Morning and Realized You ...
In chapters that address everything from the neuroscience behind epiphanies to the possibility of "forcing" a U-turn, Grierson brilliantly describes and elucidates this powerful, mysterious phenomenon, and in doing so illuminates all of our ...
Bruce Grierson, 2008
Church: New Direction for Health and Growth
Through the stories of two churches that have experienced healthy transformation, readers will see that there is not just one right way to reverse decline.
Kevin G. Harney, Bob Bouwer, 2011
Teaching: Strategies to Accelerate Learning and ...
Help middle schoolers engage in the classroom before it’s too late! The authors’ four principles of brain-based learning show you how to create strong, positive learning patterns.
Rich Allen, Jenn Currie, 2012
The Great U
: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing ...
This devastating critique by the authors of The Deindustrialization of America documents how the economic policies of the Reagan era have damaged the American standard of living and suggests how this trend may be reversed.
Bennett Harrison, Barry Bluestone, 1990
: Approaches to Increase the Value of an ...
Customer relationship management concentrates to a great extent on the profitable customers and how to enhance their profitability.
Kerstin Helmes, 2011
Safety of U
-turns at Unsignalized Median Openings
Where traffic volume data were not available for a set of median openings in a
corridor, the research team (1) performed turning movement counts (including
counts of U-turn maneuvers) for at least one median opening in the corridor and (
Impacts of Access Management Techniques
When incorporated into intersection designs, U-turn provisions enable direct left
turns to be rerouted and signal phasing to be simplified. Figure 37 illustrates the
many conflicting movements where there are closely spaced, full median ...
Jerome S. Gluck, Herbert S. Levinson, Vergil G. Stover, 1999
Syed Mohammad Naseem. Since 3rd November, with the imposition of the
Emergency, the country is in a state of suspended animation. The Constitution is
in tatters, human rights and civil liberties have been severely curtailed and the
Syed Mohammad Naseem, 2007
Operational Impacts of Median Width on Larger Vehicles
Highway agencies should anticipate this U-turn demand either by providing
median crossover roadways for U-turns or by assuring that other median
openings with conventional left-turn lanes have appropriate geometrics for U-turn
Douglas W. Harwood, William D. Glauz, 2000
When the Universe Took a U
This book addresses some of the baffling questions encountered at the final frontier of space and time related to particle physics and cosmology in the context of recent iconoclastic observations and developments.
Burra Gautam Sidharth, 2010
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «U-TURN»
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Jeremy Hunt's U-turn on social care 'cost taxpayer £100m'
Jeremy Hunt's U-turn on social care 'cost taxpayer £100m'. Health secretary faces tough questions from MPs amid growing anger at policy fiasco over cap on ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in …
That it was such a U-turn from Mr. Segel's regular fare made the part only more tantalizing: Mr. Segel had grown weary of rote rom-com roles and was ravenous ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
Government makes 'outrageous' U-turn over fracking in precious …
The government has made a U-turn on its promise to exclude fracking from Britain's most important nature sites, arguing that the shale gas industry would be ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
No U-turn: David Cameron still wants to break encryption
Media reports claimed the prime minister had performed a "u-turn" on his apparent plan to ban encryption to ensure terrorists had no "safe space" to ... «Wired.co.uk, Jul 15»
Greek PM heads back to Parliament in austerity U-turn
His effective U-turn came as the Greek banks remained closed and the economy moved to the verge of collapse, putting enormous pressure on his government ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
Michael Gove scraps £100m 'secure college' plan in U-turn
The justice secretary, Michael Gove, has scrapped plans for a giant £100m “secure college” for teenage prisoners, in a U-turn that will be embarrassing for his ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
Newark-bound jet makes unusual U-turn to pick up mystery men
A jetliner en route from Delhi to Newark made an abrupt U-turn moments before takeoff in India, returning to the gate to pick up two mystery men in a highly ... «New York Post, Jun 15»
Sepp Blatter 'considering U-turn' to stay on as Fifa president after …
Sepp Blatter could perform and incredible U-turn on his decision to stand down as Fifa president after receiving supportive messages from officials in Africa and ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
The great David Cameron EU referendum U-turn – how it happened
The great David Cameron EU referendum U-turn – how it happened. How the prime minister abruptly changed his line on whether ministers would have to ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
Millions of savers hit as Friends Life performs U-turn on pension …
As many as five million savers will be unable to use their pensions like bank accounts after one of Britain's biggest insurers cancelled plans to offer the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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