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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theychange back
he/she/itchanges back
present participlechanging back
past tensechanged back
past participlechanged back
  1. 1
    if something that has changed changes back, it returns to how it was originally
    change back to:

    Do you think things will ever change back to the way they were?

  2. 2
    to put on the clothes you were wearing originally, before you took them off
    change back into:

    She changed back into her painting clothes.

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