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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Reverse somersault; Also: Dive executed by doing a reverse somersault. Also: A complete reversal in attitude or policy.

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun : Some committee members did sudden backflips, urging spending cuts instead of expanded programs
  • Verb (used without object) : She backflipped off a bucking horse
  • The reversal, or "backflip," has caused Mr. Rudd much embarrassment.
  • What's with the obsession over Howard's "backflip" on the GST. for more
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