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Definition of take back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


take back

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

take somebodyback

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to allow someone, such as your husband, wife, or partner, to come home after they have left because of a problem

take somebody back (to…)

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to make someone remember something The smell of the sea took him back to his childhood. That song takes me back 30 years.

    take somethingback

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  1. 1if you take something back to a store, or a store takes something back, you return something that you have bought there, for example because it is the wrong size or does not work
  2. 2to admit that something you said was wrong or that you should not have said it OK, I take it all back!
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