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undoing

 [un-doo´ing]
a defense mechanism aimed at negating or atoning for some disapproved act or impulse by performing an action that is somehow opposite to that feared; most commonly seen in the rituals accompanying obsessive-compulsive disorder.

un·do·ing

(ŭn-dū'ing),
In psychology and psychiatry, an unconscious defense mechanism by which one symbolically acts out in reverse some earlier unacceptable behavior.
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The preamble to the temporary regulations states, "[b]ecause the rule applies only for testing dates on or after the date of the distribution, a distribution does not retroactively cause (or undo) an owner shift that would (or would not) have occurred if the distributee had actually acquired the ownership interest on the date and in the manner acquired by the trust"; see TD 9063 (6/26/03).
Fixit") of the "Leonard Lopate Show" will make us laugh and cry as he provides examples of renovation mistakes that never should happen but do and discusses what can be done to undo or minimize such damage.