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Some things never change.
After a few days the weather changed dramatically.
The law was changed in 1989.
the changing role of women in the workplace
The school has changed little since it was built 30 years ago.
The town has changed from a small fishing port to a bustling tourist attraction.
Dave said he might be changing jobs.
I changed the order to once a year instead of quarterly.
Consumers are increasingly changing to low-fat milk.
I’m sick of these curtains – let’s change them.
Can you help me change a tyre?
I need to change some dollars into pesos.
Hang on, I’ll just go and change.
I had a bath and changed my clothes.
You should change into some dry socks.
He went straight upstairs to change out of his good suit.
Have I got time to get changed before we go?
As the afternoon wore on the weather changed for the worse.
With business concluded, the convention changes gear and becomes like a huge party.
Travis was about to say something, then changed his mind.
I’ve changed my mind about Steve.
He soon changed his tune when he saw how angry I was.
This is the British English definition of change. View American English definition of change.
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