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1.       Lololooo
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 07 Mar 2014 Fri 02:58 pm

Hello, I have another small question and it is regarding this:

"suyu tersine çevirmek istemektedir"

Now, I know that tersine çevirmek means to reverse, and suyu is the water... But, what would this mean altogether? I think this is an idiom, right?

In the context it was presented talked about a decision... Could it mean to reverse the decision? 

Full sentence was this:
X kimler tarafından neyle tehdit edildiğini bulup suyu tersine çevirmek istemektedir.

+ this: " X o gece ailesine silahlı saldırıda bulunanların kim olduğunun peşine düşer."
Which I understand as... "He pursues/goes after who are those from the armed assault on his family that night." I could not find a better way to rephrase this... 

Thank you.  



Edited (3/7/2014) by Lololooo

2.       harp00n
3985 posts
 07 Mar 2014 Fri 07:42 pm

 

Quoting Lololooo

Hello, I have another small question and it is regarding this:

"suyu tersine çevirmek istemektedir"

Now, I know that tersine çevirmek means to reverse, and suyu is the water... But, what would this mean altogether? I think this is an idiom, right?

In the context it was presented talked about a decision... Could it mean to reverse the decision? 

Full sentence was this:
X kimler tarafından neyle tehdit edildiğini bulup suyu tersine çevirmek istemektedir.

+ this: " X o gece ailesine silahlı saldırıda bulunanların kim olduğunun peşine düşer."
Which I understand as... "He pursues/goes after who are those from the armed assault on his family that night." I could not find a better way to rephrase this... 

Thank you.  

 

"Suyu tersine çevirmek" is an idiom. It means "reverse the situation/condition" 

 

 

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