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abrupt turn

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  • abrupt — adjective Etymology: Latin abruptus, from past participle of abrumpere to break off, from ab + rumpere to break more at reave Date: 1530 1. a. characterized by or involving action or change without preparation or warning ; unexpected …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abrupt — abruptly, adv. abruptness, n. /euh brupt /, adj. 1. sudden or unexpected: an abrupt departure. 2. curt or brusque in speech, manner, etc.: an abrupt reply. 3. terminating or changing suddenly: an abrupt turn in a road. 4. having many sudden… …   Universalium

  • abrupt — ab•rupt [[t]əˈbrʌpt[/t]] adj. 1) sudden or unexpected: an abrupt departure[/ex] 2) curt or brusque in speech or manner: an abrupt reply[/ex] 3) terminating or changing suddenly; sharp: an abrupt turn in the road[/ex] 4) having many sudden changes …   From formal English to slang

  • abrupt — /əˈbrʌpt / (say uh brupt) adjective 1. terminating or changing suddenly: an abrupt turn in a road. 2. sudden; unceremonious: an abrupt entrance. 3. lacking in continuity; having sudden transitions from one subject to another: an abrupt literary… …  

  • turn — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act of turning sb/sth around ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full, half, quarter ▪ It slowly spun for three complete turns. ▪ a full turn of the handle to the right …   Collocations dictionary

  • turn — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. move around a point or axis so that the point or axis remains in a central position; give a rotary motion to or receive a rotary motion (turned the wheel; the wheel turns; the key turns in the lock). 2 tr. & intr. change… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abrupt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sudden, precipitate, short, curt; steep, precipitous, sheer; sudden or sharp (turn, etc.); jerky. See instantaneity.Ant., gradual. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [ Said of things, usually landscape ] Syn …   English dictionary for students

  • abrupt — adj. Abrupt is used with these nouns: ↑appearance, ↑change, ↑departure, ↑disappearance, ↑dismissal, ↑end, ↑ending, ↑exit, ↑gesture, ↑halt, ↑rise, ↑shift …   Collocations dictionary

  • turn around — verb Date: 1934 intransitive verb 1. to act in an abrupt, different, or surprising manner used with and < after three years he just turned around and left school > 2. to become changed for the better transitive verb to change for the better …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sharp turn — sharp bend, abrupt turn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handbrake turn — noun a) An automobile driving manoeuvre where the driver starts turning the vehicle and then pulls on the handbrake to make the rear tyres lose adhesion and thus cause the back of the vehicle to slide around (in the direction of the turn). The… …   Wiktionary

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