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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 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!
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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 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
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But unfortunately, I get rid of it and let it rust in peace as soon as the weather changes back and the sun starts burning your skin again.
Sixty-six per cent of people felt ministers were right to push the changes back for 12 months.
She switches from an American English accent to a British English accent to a French accent flawlessly, never confusing the accent or characters as the scene changes back and forth from the present to the turn of the 18th century.
It shortens the clamped length at a certain rpm before the pre-calculated harmonic occurs, then changes back to the original clamped length again.
If his win, for a departing series, didn't suggest the waning days of TV comedy, then Pierce's final comment certain did: ``They say comedy in television is changing, and I just want to say, when it changes back, call me.
When a user sends changes from a client, such as a wireless phone, to a server, the user can continue making subsequent changes to the database records on the client while waiting for the server to receive the original changes, resolve conflicts, and send any server-side changes back to the client.
While the Service will not grant such a change until this issue is settled, this course of action would allow changes back to the accrual method at the earliest possible date.
represents investors throughout Europe, we would like to focus on how German investment activities in the US have been effected by the sweeping changes back home.
Oscillation means that as a neutrino flies along it changes back and forth between two or all three of these identities.
This technology developed by DataViz, relies on a wired synchronization between the computer and mobile device in order to merge changes back into the original document on the desktop while retaining file formatting.
Behind a special glass, a holographic saber-toothed tiger skeleton suddenly acquires flesh and skin and snarls at those watching, then changes back to a skeleton again.
CCC Accumark also tracks and traces the implementation of changes back to the appraisal source.
E[acute accent]--Change Audit Deployment and Reconciliation: For organizations seeking to map all production changes back to authorized work orders so they can stay within audit compliance requirements.
This report is the first in the state home sales series to reflect those changes back to the benchmark year of 1999.