roll back

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 something

You can't roll back all the reforms of the last ten years.

2) mainly American to reduce something such as a price or salary

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