revert to type

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of revert to type

chiefly British
: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

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

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

  3. : to return to an ancestral type

type play
  1. : a particular kind, class, or group

  2. : something distinguishable as a variety : sort

  3. : 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

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

  3. : to identify as belonging to a type: such as


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