get back


verb (adverb)

(tr) to recover or retrieve
(intr often foll by to) to return, esp to a former position or activitylet's get back to the original question
(intr foll by at) to retaliate (against); wreak vengeance (on)
get one's own back informal to obtain one's revenge

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Idioms and Phrases with get back

get back

1

Also get back to. Return to a person, place, or condition. For example, What time will you get back? or I hope he'll get back to the subject of this report. [c. 1600]

2

Recover something, as in When will I get this book back? [c. 1800]

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