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roll back

To reduce, limit, decrease, or devalue something. The new administration has been slowly rolling back legislation meant to regulate the oil industry. The party has been controversial in its promise to roll back the taxes imposed on cigarettes and alcohol.
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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

[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 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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Officially, the move is a continuation of Asda's months old Roll Back programme, but it will be seen by City pundits and shoppers alike as a response to Tesco's pledge to introduce permanently low prices.
Phillips serves on the board of Malaria No More and Roll Back Malaria, a partnership launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank.
But the DU administration has maintained all along that there was no question of a roll back.
Progress in the fight against malaria is being made with the support of global consortiums such as the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
This initiative would roll back nondiscrimination rules dating back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration.
91-22 permits the roll back of an APA methodology to prior open audit years.
I doubt the right would actually have the votes to roll back laws, but there's always room to improve administration.
Since the Angolan Ministry of Health's announcement of a National Strategic Plan for the Control of Malaria in March 2005, a number of high-level public and private sector partners have joined the World Health Organization's Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the Global Fund and the U.
Recently, a massive campaign was launched against illegal taxation in Gilgit Baltistan, which forced the government to roll back its decision.
FACING flak from various quarters following the imposition of five per cent VAT on CNG, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was on Monday forced to roll back the hike.
Rodriguez said he wants to roll back $20,000 in Congressional pay increases over the past six years and peg Congress' future pay adjustments to changes in the United States median wage.
Bush's federal court nominees, in the hope that right-leaning judges will roll back the separation of church and state and advance its theocratic agenda.
But it didn't take long before business regrouped and launched a lavish, well-coordinated campaign to roll back regulation.
ExxonMobil is honored to join organizations like the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Roll Back Malaria in discussing our collaborative work in combating the deadly disease," said Simon.
Javaji Dilip, General Secretary, Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Telangana division has demanded the authorities should roll back the fee hike as soon as possible.