rollback

noun
roll·​back | \ ˈrōl-ˌbak How to pronounce rollback (audio) \

Definition of rollback

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or an instance of rolling back a government-ordered rollback of gasoline prices

roll back

verb
rolled back; rolling back; rolls back

Definition of roll back (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to reduce (something, such as a commodity price) to or toward a previous level on a national scale
2 : to cause to retreat or withdraw : push back
3 : rescind attempted to roll back antipollution standards

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Examples of rollback in a Sentence

Noun

a government-ordered rollback of gasoline prices a rollback in environmental regulations a rollback of previous wage concessions

Verb

lobbyists for the industry pressured the legislators to roll back the new automotive safety standards
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Zinke worked to drastically weaken environmental protections The Trump administration has also made point of undoing environmental regulations and Zinke has presided over some of its most impactful rollbacks. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Ryan Zinke to resign as Interior Secretary at the end of the year," 15 Dec. 2018 Bordoff has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration for its rollbacks of environmental regulations. Jie Jenny Zou Of The Center For Public Integrity, The Seattle Times, "How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries," 16 Oct. 2018 But like everything else about this policy, the rollback was sudden and more than a little messy. refinery29.com, "And Just Like That, Spotify's Hateful Conduct Policy Is No More," 2 June 2018 DeVos’ regulatory rollback agenda on for-profit colleges could draw her back into the limelight. NBC News, "DeVos agenda on higher education is a new front for Democratic resistance," 3 July 2018 But others pushed back on the idea that Homeland Security had led the rollback. Jill Colvin And Colleen Long, Indianapolis Star, "Trump signs executive order to end immigrant family separations," 20 June 2018 And some members of Congress who personally receive federal farm subsidies have been vocal in their support for the SNAP rollbacks. Jon Sarlin, CNN, "House farm bill seeks to restrict food stamp benefits while allowing subsidies for billionaires," 4 June 2018 For voters in Wayne County, the 1-mill proposal is expected to be a renewal because there was no rollback that affected the rate being collected, Robert Cramer, SMART's deputy general manager, previously told the Free Press. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Patterson, Hackel: RTA should be abandoned, SMART is regional transportation," 22 May 2018 Zinke has headed the Department of the Interior (DOI) since 2017 and overseen some of the more significant rollbacks in environmental policy in the US. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Trump will replace Interior Department Secretary next week," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of rollback

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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rollback

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rollback

: a reduction or decrease in something
: the act of reversing or undoing something

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