cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
"I wish I could undo my actions"
deprive of certain characteristics
cause the ruin or downfall of
"A single mistake undid the President and he had to resign"
untie, undo, loosen(verb)
cause to become loose
"undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
remove the outer cover or wrapping of
"Let's unwrap the gifts!"; "undo the parcel"
To reverse the effects of an action.
Fortunately, we can undo most of the damage to the system by the war.
Could you undo my buckle for me?
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When Congress in 1996 enacted sweeping immigration enforcement legislation — putting in place the expedited removal system that today allows Border Patrol agents to quickly deport people Border Patrol agents apprehend without any court process — it specifically created the credible fear process to preserve the right of people to seek asylum when they are apprehended between the ports of entry, congress did that knowing that if it circumscribed the right to seek protection, then it would run afoul of our obligations under Tom Jawetz and international law to not return people to face persecution abroad. The interim final rule issued today acknowledges this history even as it attempts to undo it entirely.
They have no plan. The Republicans just want to undo what Democrats have fought for decades and what President Obama got accomplished.
The Justice Department's a bedrock convention of our constitutional structure, one that prevents the executive branch from using litigation strategy to undo Congress' handiwork.
I think it became clear to FDA that if they didn’t get their arms around this issue the use of these products by kids across the nation would undo decades of progress.
We're trying to figure out what would be an appropriate way to push back, you know the president can do more damage in 15 minutes at a press conference than we can undo in six months of passing resolutions.
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- desferCatalan, Valencian
- navrátit, odčinitCzech
- losmachen, abschnallen, rückgängig machen, öffnen, lösenGerman
- deshacer, desatarSpanish
- avata, kumotaFinnish
- défaire, annuler, délierFrench
- fuasgail, neo-dhèanScottish Gaelic
- slacciare, annullare, disfareItalian
- ほどく, アンドゥ, はずす, 取り消す, 解くJapanese
- abrogo, destruoLatin
- whakamatara, wetewete, wewete, weteMāori
- ontdoen, ongedaan maken, tenietdoen, losmakenDutch
- løsne, rette opp, angreNorwegian
- desatar, desfazerPortuguese
- вернуть, отменить, развязать, расстегнуть, отменять, развязывать, расстёгивать, возвращатьRussian
- geri almak, çözmekTurkish
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