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ὑποστρέφω, turn round about or back, ἵππους Il.5.581, cf. 505; πάλιν ὑ. βίοτον εἰς Ἅιδαν E.HF736 (lyr.); ὁ κισσὸς ..Βακχίαν ὑποστρέφων ἅμιλλαν bringing back the Bacchic struggle, i. e. the swift and eager dance, S.Tr.220 (lyr., S1. v.l.).

2. roll up, Arist.Pr. 895b10 (Pass.).

3. Pass., revolve beneath, τινι Arat.73: c. acc., Id.512 (better γαῖαν ὕπο σ.).

II. intr., turn about, esp. of persons flying or retreating, Il.12.71, Hdt.7.211,9.14, Th.3.24; φύγαδ' αὖτις ὑ. Il.11.446; δεῦρ' ὑ. πάλιν E.Alc.1019; τοὔμπαλιν ὑ. X.An.6.6.38; πάλιν ὑποστρέψαντα φεύγειν Antipho 2.4.5:—
Pass., αὖτις ὑποστρεφθείς Il.11.567, cf. Hdt.4.129; -στρᾰφείς S.OT728.

2. generally, return, αὖτις ὑ. Od.8.301, cf. Hdt.4.120,124, al.; ἐπὶ ζήτησιν ib.140; εἰς τὰς πατρίδας τὰς ἰδίας PGiss.40 ii 8 (iii A. D.), cf. PFlor.247.10 (iii A. D.); in fut. Med., οὐ μὲν γάρ τί σ' ὑποστρέψεσθαι ὀί̈ω Od.18.23; of a disease, return, recur, Hp.Epid.1.3, Gal.15.751.

3. turn away, and so elude an attack, E.IA363 (troch.), X.An.2.1.18: metaph. in Med., c. inf., refuse, τὸν ἀί̈διον ἐπιγινώσκειν Θεὸν ὑπεστρέφοντο (sc. οἱ Βλέμυες) PMasp.4.9 (vi A. D.).

4. ὑποστρέψαντες reversely, Ar.Av. 1283.

5. retract the accent, A.D.Synt.308.8.