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revert to sth

phrasal verb with revert uk   /rɪˈvɜːt/  us   /-ˈvɝːt/ verb
C2 to return to doing, using, being, or referring to something, usually something bad or less satisfactory: Why does the conversation have to revert to money every five minutes? [+ -ing verb] When they divorced, she reverted to using her maiden name.
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