role reversal

role reversal
When two bakers traded buns they had a roll reversal.

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  • role — W3 [rəul US roul] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: rôle roll, role , from Old French rolle; ROLL2] 1.) the way in which someone or something is involved in an activity or situation, and how much influence they have on it role in ▪ the role… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reversal — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total ▪ dramatic, sharp, sudden ▪ apparent ▪ policy ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • reversal — [[t]rɪvɜ͟ː(r)s(ə)l[/t]] reversals 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A reversal of a process, policy, or trend is a complete change in it. The Financial Times says the move represents a complete reversal of previous US policy... This marked a 7% increase on… …   English dictionary

  • reversal — re|vers|al [rıˈvə:səl US ə:r ] n 1.) [U and C] a change to an opposite arrangement, process, or way of doing something →↑turnaround reversal of/in ▪ a sudden reversal of government policy dramatic/sudden/complete reversal ▪ a dramatic reversal in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • role — noun (C) 1 the way in which someone or something is involved in an activity or situation, and how much influence they have on it: play a leading/major/key role (=be important in making changes happen): Mandela played a leading role in ending… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Reversal Theory — Introduction Reversal Theory [http://www.reversaltheory.org Reversal Theory Website] is a general psychological theory of personality, motivation and emotion in the field of psychology. It was first formulated by British psychologist Michael J.… …   Wikipedia

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