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


take back

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

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to make somebody remember something The smell of the sea took him back to his childhood. That song takes me back 30 years.
  1. 1  if you take something back to a shop/store, or a shop/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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