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Related / Similar Words: revert, return, retrovert, regress, check, arrest, stop, contain, hold back, chase away, drive out, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off, backtrack, double back

 

Definition:
  • go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules";
  • hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism";
  • force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers";
  • retrace one''s course; "The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back";

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    Hyponyms: relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back, resile, recover, go back, recuperate, cut down, cut out, frighten, fire, clear the air, banish, shoo off, shoo, shoo away

     

    Grouped Verbs: rout out, drive out, force out, rouse

     

    Derivational Morphology: regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion, return, coming back, backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting, containment, catch, stop

     

     
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