Last modified on 2 November 2013, at 11:26

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

180 (previous 179, next 181)

  1. the number one hundred and eighty

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From 180-degree turn

NounEdit

180 (plural 180s)

  1. An instance of spinning 180 degrees, so that one is facing in the opposite direction.
    He did a 180 off the diving board.
  2. (figuratively) The exact opposite.
    The friendly welcome was a 180 from what she had been expecting
  3. (figuratively, by extension) A complete change of direction or opinion.
    She used to like turnips, but she did a 180 and now hates them.

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used with do.

SynonymsEdit

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