Origin of takeback
How to use takeback in a sentence
In Afghanistan, there was a push to take back the southern province Helmand.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The sales rep said he gave Harris screws to take back to the FDA district office in Ontario, California.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’|The Center for Investigative Reporting|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The two dealers tried to bargain with Paul: he could take back 80 percent of his paintings, leaving the rest.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At this point, any anti-ISIS coalition that aims to take back central Iraq will be forced to rely on the militias.America Has an Unannounced ISIS Strategy, And It Involves Iran|Jacob Siegel|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kimberlin, having made his point—this guy was starting a fight to make money—tried to take back the document.
She wanted to take back home sketches of the spots that interested her most on this trip.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
She was possibly—no, I take back possibly—she was one of the greatest works of God.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
There I met a fellow who freighted me down with pump tools and I had to take back some of the wrenches I borrowed.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
The ship porter, when he brought the loaded wheelbarrow, would take back to the ship the empty one.Rollo in Holland|Jacob Abbott
We could bring you home this afternoon, and your maid would take back word to—to Lady Myrtle Goodacre.'Robin Redbreast|Mary Louisa Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for takeback
Other Idioms and Phrases with takeback
Retract a statement, as in I said you weren't much of a cook but after that dinner I take it all back. This usage was first recorded in 1775.
take one back. Return in thought to a past time, as in That music takes me back to the first dance I ever went to. [Late 1800s]