Definition of change over in English:

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change over

1Move from one system or situation to another: arable farmers have to change over to dairy farming
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  • Some left-handed people when pressurised to change over to the right hand also tend to develop a stutter or stammer.
  • Finally everything was ready, so he gave the command for the controller to change over to the newest version of the code.
  • 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.
2Swap roles or duties: we were allowed to split the night duty between us, changing over at 2 a.m.
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  • 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.
  • I rested first and we changed over at midnight.
  • 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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