rollback

noun roll·back \ ˈrōl-ˌbak \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of rollback

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

Examples of rollback in a Sentence

  1. a government-ordered rollback of gasoline prices

  2. a rollback in environmental regulations

  3. a rollback of previous wage concessions

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First Known Use of rollback

1937


roll back

verb

Definition of roll back

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

Examples of roll back in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of roll back

1942


ROLLBACK Defined for English Language Learners

rollback

noun

Definition of rollback for English Language Learners

  • : a reduction or decrease in something

  • : the act of reversing or undoing something



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