change the subject

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of change the subject

:to start a new topic of conversation
  • I didn't want to talk about work, so I changed the subject.

Word by Word Definitions

change play
  1. : to make different in some particular : alter

  2. : to make radically different : transform

  3. : to give a different position, course, or direction to

  1. : the act, process, or result of changing: such as

  2. : alteration

  3. : transformation

subject play
  1. : one that is placed under authority or control: such as

  2. : vassal

  3. : one subject to a monarch and governed by the monarch's law

  1. : owing obedience or allegiance to the power or dominion of another

  2. : suffering a particular liability or exposure

  3. : having a tendency or inclination : prone

  1. : to bring under control or dominion : subjugate

  2. : to make (someone, such as oneself) amenable to the discipline and control of a superior

  3. : to make liable : predispose


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