change back


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change back

To revert to an earlier state or situation. A noun or pronoun can be used between "change" and "back." I'm sorry, but I just hate this paint color. I think we need to change it back to the neutral shade it was before.
See also: back, change

change back

(from something) to return to the original form, state, or selection, from some other form, state, or selection. We are going to change back from our position of last month. We didn't like our new plumber, so we changed back.
See also: back, change

change back

((in)to someone or something) to return to the original form. The crisis in Congress changed back to a minor matter within a week. Then Superman changed back into mild-mannered Clark Kent.
See also: back, change

change something back

to cause something to return to the original or a previous form. Whoever changed the television channel should change it back. Change back the channel to the game!
See also: back, change
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Can he change back just as quickly, and what happens before that time?
It noted that a child might think that one makes money for buying something when the child sees a parent receive change back from making a purchase, and a person may joke to a spouse that he or she made money from buying something on sale.
com, having already collected nearly 15,000 cybersignatures on a petition aiming to force change back to last year's rules.
Also, while the conversion to the polar liquid occurs in about an hour, the change back to the nonpolar liquid takes a day at room temperature.
However it's unlikely I'd invoke the five-year get-out clause because we're in too deep - the farm has been developed alongside the scheme and it would be hard to change back overnight
The board approved changes to the PCPS Organizational Structure and Functions Document to coincide with PCPS's name change back to its original name, Private Companies Practice Section.
I really didn't realize how much I missed the one-on-one with the residents, and would not change back for the world.
A two-position control pattern changer makes it simple to change back and forth between ISO ant TLB (tractor loader backhoe).
Americans are shelling out less cash, so they need less change back.
We're now the radicals, fighting to change back to a constitutional republic.
An increase in gross receipts for example, could cause a taxpayer to become ineligible under this procedure and therefore may require a change back to the accrual method.
He said: "Recently there has been a very big increase in the number of customers who tell us they are looking to move on from BMW, and our track record of strong loyalty suggests that having made the leap, they are unlikely to change back.
But even after the curves change back, I'll always lean toward a "more-is-better" storage philosophy.
The symbol HEALD will remain in effect for 20 trading days beginning December 23, 1999, after which time the symbol will change back to HEAL on January 21, 2000.