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change over

To change something drastically or completely; to convert something to a different form or method. A noun or pronoun can be used between "change" and "over." We have to have hors d'oeuvres out here because they're changing the room over for the reception. How much do you think it will cost to change over our heating system?
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change over (from someone or something) (to someone or something)

to convert from something to something else; to convert from someone to someone else. We decided to change over from oil to gas heat. We changed over to gas from oil.
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Mr Parrington said, "Despite the numerous mentions in safety meetings nothing was done to prevent men entering that area during roller change overs.
Henman was cheered by a sizeable contingent of British fans, who sang the England rugby anthem 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' during the change overs.
Serena revealed the secrets of the little piece of paper she kept looking at between change overs.
Again patented, this machine will allow you to run either EPDM or with some minor change overs, TPE.
The machine will keep all the statistics on the match being played, tell the umpire when time is up at the change overs and remind him when it's time to change the balls.