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takeback

[ teyk-bak ]
/ ˈteɪkˌbæk /
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noun
something taken back or withdrawn, especially an employee benefit previously gained in a union contract; takeaway.
adjective
of or relating to what is taken back: a takeback agreement.
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Origin of takeback

Noun use of verb phrase take back
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British Dictionary definitions for takeback

take back

verb (adverb, mainly tr)
to retract or withdraw (something said, written, promised, etc)
to regain possession of
to return for exchangeto take back a substandard garment
to accept (someone) back (into one's home, affections, etc)
to remind one of the past; cause one to reminiscethat tune really takes me back
(also intr) printing to move (copy) to the previous line
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

Other Idioms and Phrases with takeback

take back

1

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.

2

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]

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