roll back
transitive verb Date: 1942 1. to reduce (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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  • Roll-back — Roll|back, Roll back [ roʊlbɛk ], das; [s], s [engl. roll back, zu: to roll back = zurückrollen, fahren]: 1. (Politik) Zurückdrängung des Kommunismus, des sowjetischen Einflusses als Ziel US amerikanischer Außenpolitik in einer frühen Phase des… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • roll back — (something) to return something to a previous condition. Her staff has pushed to roll back environmental protections. It s unusual for any company to roll their prices back. Usage notes: often said about prices or laws …   New idioms dictionary

  • roll-back — UK US (also rollback) noun [C] ► an occasion when the influence of particular laws, rules, etc. is reduced: »The telephone company has asked for a roll back of leasing rules. ► FINANCE a reduction of prices, costs, taxes, etc., especially so that …   Financial and business terms

  • roll|back — «ROHL BAK», noun. a rolling back, especially of prices, wages, or interest rates, to a lower level: »An extreme case is the 8½ cent wage rollback recently imposed on Southern Massachusetts textile employes (Newsweek) …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll back — index decrease, diminish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • roll back — 1) PHRASAL VERB To roll back a change or the power of something means to gradually reduce it or end it. → See also rollback [V P n (not pron)] Last week he was performing strongly, winning applause with promises to roll back the state ... [V P n… …   English dictionary

  • roll back — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms roll back : present tense I/you/we/they roll back he/she/it rolls back present participle rolling back past tense rolled back past participle rolled back 1) to remove something, or to reduce the influence of… …   English dictionary

  • roll back — transitive verb 1. : to reduce (a commodity price) to or toward a previous level on a national scale by government control devices taking measures to roll commodity prices back 2. : to cause to retreat or withdraw : push back confident that he… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roll-back — D✓Roll|back, Roll back [ ro:lbɛk ], das; [s], s <englisch> (Rückzug, erzwungenes Zurückweichen; Rückgang) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • roll back — verb a) To return to a prior state. NASA will roll back the shuttle launch due to bad weather. b) To postpone …   Wiktionary

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