revert to type

Definition of revert to type

chiefly British

  1. :  to go back to doing what one usually does After this one atypical comedy, will he revert to type in his next film?

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to come or go back (as to a former condition, period, or subject)

    :  to return to the proprietor or his or her heirs at the end of a reversion

    :  to return to an ancestral type

  1. :  a particular kind, class, or group

    :  something distinguishable as a variety :  sort

    :  a member of an indicated class or variety of people

  1. :  to write something on a typewriter or enter data into a computer by way of a keyboard

    :  to produce (a character, a document, etc.) using a keyboard (as on a typewriter or computer)

    :  keyboard

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to cast off or become cast off

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