Verb about-face Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


about-face (third-person singular simple present about-faces, present participle about-facing, simple past and past participle about-faced)

  1. (intransitive) To turn 180 degrees to face the opposite direction;
  2. To change opinion or attitude drastically.

More definition:

1.Military. a turn of 180° from the position of attention.

2.a complete, sudden change in position, direction, principle, attitude, etc., They've done an about-face in their foreign policy. execute an about face. turn in the opposite direction. switch to an opposite opinion.

1.(used as a military command to perform an about-face).

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