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 person or thing (as in the Old Testament) believed to foreshadow another (as in the New Testament)

    :  one having qualities of a higher category :  model

    :  a lower taxonomic category selected as a standard of reference for a higher category

  1. :  to represent beforehand as a type :  prefigure

    :  to produce a copy of

    :  to represent in terms of typical characteristics :  typify

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