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ἀποστρέφω turn one back, i. e. either to turn to flight, put to flight, Hom.; or to turn him back from flight, Xen.; πόδας καὶ χεῖρας to twist back the hands and feet so as to bind them, Od.; so τὸν αὐχένα Hdt.:— to turn back, avert one's face, Od., Eur.: to bring back, recall, Xen. turn away, to divert the course of a river, Hdt.: to avert a danger, Aesch., Thuc.
II.intr. (sub. ἑαυτόν, ἵππον, ναῦν, etc.), to turn back, Hdt., Soph.
B.Pass., ἀπεστράφθαι τοὺς ἐμβόλους, of ships, to have their beaks bent back, Hdt.; ἀποστραφῆναι τὼ πόδε to have one's feet twisted, Ar. turn away from, in abhorrence, Lat. aversari, c. acc., Soph., Eur.; absol., ἀπεστραμμένοι λόγοι hostile words, Hdt. turn oneself about, turn back, Xen.; to turn and flee, id=Xen.
3.ἀποστραφῆναί τινος to fall off from one, desert him, id=Xen.

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