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switch back

 (to something)
1. to return to using or doing something. I decided to switch back to my old shampoo. I switched back and was glad I did.
2. [for a road] to reverse upon itself. The mountain road switched back twenty times in three miles. It switched back every now and then.
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switch something back (to something)

to return something to the way it was. I switched the television back to the previous channel. I switched back the channel to what I was watching before.
See also: back, switch
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A du representative did call me back three days later and, after an agonising sales pitch, I finally was able to switch back to my old package.
People talk about our focus after Wembley, but it's not difficult to switch back on when you are playing a Premier League game against Newcastle United.
If symptoms recurred after participants resumed drinking the copper-treated water, they were told to permanently switch back to plain water.
But a less-noticed provision of the law that federalized airport security allows airports to ask the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to let them switch back to private sector screeners after November 19 of this year.
After six years of buying only all-electric injection machines, why would a molder switch back to hydraulic presses?
Connections of the six finalists will dine with representatives of the bookmakers, sponsors and media, and Raper said yesterday: "I'm delighted that the switch back to a June date for the Derby has allowed us to reinstate the Derby luncheon on June 23 this year.
A traditional electric reciprocating screw drive remains available for those still requiring the ability to switch back and forth between thermoplastic and LSR molding.
Users can easily switch back and forth between the Mac OS and the Virtual PC OS.
By the twentieth time through, however, maybe you'll be ready to switch back to the radio.
But it will seek to ensure that users are able to switch back with "as little inconvenience to the customer as possible".
11: If the ball is passed out of the corner to the top, each player will switch back to his position.
rivulets switch back through rocky escarpments to collide in a foaming pool behind her.
Petit has had no reaction to the ankle injury which sidelined him for six matches and his return allows Ray Parlour to switch back to his old wide-right role.
They are essentially more idiot-proof, but they are not necessarily more cost-effective," he said, "Con Edison has a bad reputation which pressures a lot of people to stay with or switch back to oil, and it's remarkable to me that you just don't have the same thing from BUG.
A few stores, including Grade A stores in Connecticut and Big Bear stores on the West Coast, have already made the switch back to paper as their primary bagging choice - all in the name of ecology.