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1Move from one system or situation to another.‘arable farmers have to change over to dairy farming’
- ‘Each youngster got the chance to be with one business in the morning and then change over to a second one for the afternoon session.’
- ‘If we change over to the thumbnail view, then it has a max size of 100 px on a side which is about right for us in terms of limiting size.’
- ‘And there was me thinking I'd not be changing over to my winter wardrobe until after we'd moved house.’
- ‘Slowly add a little water, stirring with a wooden spoon until it forms a thick, smooth paste, then change over to an electric whisk and beat in the rest of the water.’
- ‘So, until I was able to change over to production, I had to go to all these Critical Studies classes.’
- ‘After that you change over to synthetic oil for a small gain in power, fuel economy, and engine longevity.’
- ‘Some left-handed people when pressurised to change over to the right hand also tend to develop a stutter or stammer.’
- ‘I think that, if I ever buy a new computer, I shall grasp the nettle and change over to a decently powerful laptop.’
- ‘Employers can change over to euro before that date if they choose, as long as they give prior notice to the Revenue Commissioners.’
- ‘Finally everything was ready, so he gave the command for the controller to change over to the newest version of the code.’
2Swap roles or duties.‘we were allowed to split the night duty between us, changing over at 2 a.m’
- ‘I rested first and we changed over at midnight.’
- ‘At present, planes use one runway for landings and one for take-offs, changing over at 3pm in order to give people living under the flight-path some relief from the noise.’
- ‘After a couple of hours or so, taking our hourly turns at the steering-wheel, the pangs of hunger proved powerful so, when we changed over at 1600, we looked for sustenance in the truck and found a tin of Pineapple Chunks.’
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