I.to turn one back, i. e. either to turn to flight, put to flight, Hom.; or to turn him back from flight, Xen.; πόδαςκαὶχεῖραςto twist back the hands and feet so as to bind them, Od.; so τὸναὐχέναHdt.:— to turn back, avert one's face, Od., Eur.: to bring back, recall, Xen.
2.to turn away, to divert the course of a river, Hdt.: to avert a danger, Aesch., Thuc.
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