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roll back

[for something] to return, rotating or turning or moving on wheels. I rolled the ball away, thinking it would roll back. It didn't. I struck the golf ball out of the sand trap, but it rolled back.
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roll something back

to return something to someone by rotating it, as with a wheel or a ball, or moving it back on wheels. I intercepted the ball and rolled it back. Jane rolled back the ball.
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roll back something

also roll something back
to return something to a previous condition Her staff has pushed to roll back environmental protections. It's unusual for any company to roll their prices back.
Usage notes: often said about prices or laws
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roll back

Decrease, cut back, or reduce, especially prices, as in Unless they roll back oil prices, this summer's tourist traffic will be half of last year's . [c. 1940]
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roll back

v.
1. To reduce the power or influence of something: The government tried to roll back the growing student movement. When the union achieved a more powerful position, management tried to roll it back.
2. To reduce something, as a price or value, to a previous lower level: We had to roll back prices to compete with the discount stores. After the store owner raised prices on toasters, no one bought them, so she had to roll them back.
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Also participating in the Roll Back Malaria event were United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Dr.
The Announcement recognizes that a roll back does not necessarily mean that the TPM must be applied without adjustment to the earlier years.
Soon after Dikshit announced the roll back on CNG price on Monday, Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta was quick to take credit for the withdrawal.
Even some of the parties which are supporting the ruling party UPA, they also requested the prime minister to rethink and then go for a roll back," senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said.
It has now been compelled to roll back a slew of policies.
Again, if they have enough speed, they can roll back up to the top.
The only reason the major airlines would not roll back their $20 airfare hike would be if Northwest has another change of heart and raises airfares again, says Parsons.
In this context, Ashish Kapur, chief executive officer ( CEO) of Invest Shoppe India said it would be better for the government to announce some measures to roll back the stimulus in the forthcoming budget.
He got out of the truck, but failed to set the brake, allowing the truck to roll back into a parked car and a tree, Miller said.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, December 17, in celebration of Alpine Valley's 40th birthday, the ski area will roll back its prices for lift tickets and ski rental equipment to the prices it charged in 1964.
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Richard Alarcon announced Friday that he will enlist neighborhood councils to pressure politicians to roll back an 11 percent increase in Los Angeles' water rates.
30 pm Date: Friday 25th April 2003 Venue: British Medical Association, Hastings Room, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP Subject: Malaria - The fight against this devastating disease Host: Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat in conjunction with World Health Organization and UNICEF
The ability to roll back an unbootable system to a working state, with confidence that it will operate exactly as expected, is phenomenal.
Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills, is studying proposals to roll back CHP pensions to the ``2 percent at 60'' formula in place before the 1999 enhancement.