roll back

verb

Definition of roll back

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce (as a commodity price) to or toward a previous level on a national scale

  3. 2 :  to cause to retreat or withdraw :  push back

  4. 3 :  rescind <attempted to roll back antipollution standards>

Examples of roll back in a sentence

  1. <lobbyists for the industry pressured the legislators to roll back the new automotive safety standards>

1942

First Known Use of roll back

1942


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