roll back

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roll back (third-person singular simple present rolls back, present participle rolling back, simple past and past participle rolled back)

  1. (transitive) To return to a prior state.
    We had to roll back the changes to the database because of an unforeseen error.
  2. (transitive) To postpone.
    NASA will roll back the shuttle launch due to bad weather.
  3. (intransitive) To retreat.

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