to place in or adopt a different or opposite position
the act of changing to a different position
- Change the channel
verb phrase To shift the topic of conversation (1950s+ Teenagers)
- Change the subject
Deliberately talk about another topic, as in If someone asks you an embarrassing question, just change the subject. This term uses subject in the sense of “a topic of conversation,” a usage dating from the late 1500s.
a temporary shift or variation in a normal routine or regular pattern of activity: Reading a mystery novel has been a real change of pace for me. Also called change-up [cheynj-uhp] /ˈtʃeɪndʒˌʌp/ (Show IPA). Baseball. a ball that is thrown by a pitcher with the same motion as for a fastball but that travels with […]
to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s name; to change one’s opinion; to change the course of history. to transform or convert (usually followed by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad. […]