get back

  1. (tr) to recover or retrieve

  2. (intr often foll by to) to return, esp to a former position or activity: let's get back to the original question

  1. (intr foll by at) to retaliate (against); wreak vengeance (on)

  2. get one's own back informal to obtain one's revenge

Words Nearby get back

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use get back in a sentence

  • Manly stopped suddenly, then added briefly: “You cannot starve that part of you, Northrup, without a get-back some day.”

    At the Crossroads | Harriet T. Comstock
  • Before I co-could g-g-get back the b-b-boat got away from m-m-me.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals | Edward Stratemeyer

Other Idioms and Phrases with get back

get back

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]

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.