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To change one's tune


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Change \Change\ (ch[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Changed
     (ch[=a]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. Changing.] [F. changer, fr.
     LL. cambiare, to exchange, barter, L. cambire. Cf.
     Cambial.]
     1. To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one
        state to another; as, to change the position, character,
        or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
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              Therefore will I change their glory into shame.
                                                    --Hosea. iv.
                                                    7.
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     2. To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving
        up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to
        change one's occupation; to change one's intention.
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              They that do change old love for new,
              Pray gods, they change for worse!     --Peele.
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     3. To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by
        with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with
        another.
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              Look upon those thousands with whom thou wouldst
              not, for any interest, change thy fortune and
              condition.                            --Jer. Taylor.
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     4. Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations
        of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a
        gold coin or a bank bill.
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              He pulled out a thirty-pound note and bid me change
              it.                                   --Goldsmith.
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     To change a horse, or To change hand (Man.), to turn or
        bear the horse's head from one hand to the other, from the
        left to right, or from the right to the left.
  
     To change hands, to change owners.
  
     To change one's tune, to become less confident or boastful.
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     To change step, to take a break in the regular succession
        of steps, in marching or walking, as by bringing the
        hollow of one foot against the heel of the other, and then
        stepping off with the foot which is in advance.
  
     Syn: To alter; vary; deviate; substitute; innovate;
          diversify; shift; veer; turn. See Alter.
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