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1 change /ˈtʃeɪnʤ/ verb
changes; changed; changing
1 change
/ˈtʃeɪnʤ/
verb
changes; changed; changing
Learner's definition of CHANGE
[no object] : to become different
[+ object] : to make (someone or something) different
sometimes + up in informal U.S. English
[no object] : to become something else usually + to or into
: to replace one thing or person with another
[+ object]
[no object]
: to move from one position, place, etc., to another
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]
: to exchange one kind of money for another kind
: to exchange a larger bill for an equal amount in smaller bills or coins
: to put on different clothes
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to put clean clothes on (a baby)
[+ object] : to put a fresh covering on (a bed)
: to move from one plane, train, etc., to another in order to continue a journey
[+ object]
[no object]

change around

[phrasal verb] or British change round
change (something) around/round or change around/round (something)
: to change the order or positions of the parts of (something)

change down

[phrasal verb] British
: to change to a lower gear in a motor vehicle : downshift

change gear/gears

see 1gear

change hands

: to go from one owner to another

change horses in midstream

see 1horse

change over

[phrasal verb]
change over or change (something) over or change over (something)
: to go from one system, method, etc., to another or to change (one system, method, etc.) to another
see also changeover

change someone's/your mind

see 1mind

change up

[phrasal verb] British
: to change to a higher gear in a motor vehicle : upshift see also 1change 1b (above)

change your tune

see 1tune

change your ways

see 1way

— changer

noun, plural changers [count]
2 change /ˈtʃeɪnʤ/ noun
plural changes
2 change
/ˈtʃeɪnʤ/
noun
plural changes
Learner's definition of CHANGE
: the act, process, or result of changing: such as
: the act of becoming different or of causing someone or something to become different
[noncount]
[count]
see also sea change
[count] : the act of replacing one thing with another
[count] : the act of moving from one plane, train, etc., to another in order to continue a journey
[singular] : something that is different from what is usual or expected
see also for a change (below)
[noncount]
: smaller bills or coins that are given for a larger bill
: the money returned when a payment is more than the amount needed
: money in the form of coins
see also change purse, small change
US, informal : money used in the phrase chunk of change
[count] : a clean set of clothes that someone can wear if they are needed
[count] baseball, informal : changeup
the change informal + old-fashioned : change of life

and change

US, informal
: and a very small additional amount

for a change

: as something different from what is usual

ring the changes

see 3ring
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