Definition of give back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


give back

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    give somebody somethingback


    give somethingback (to somebody)

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  1. 1  to return something to its owner Could you give me back my pen? Could you give me my pen back? I picked it up and gave it back to him. (informal) Give it me back!
  2. 2  to allow somebody to have something again The operation gave him back the use of his legs.
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