English dictionary

Hint: Click 'Bookmark' to add this page to your favorites.

English verb: take back

1. take back (motion) bring back to the point of departure

Synonymsbring back, return

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take

2. take back (possession) regain possession of something


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take

3. take back (social) resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)relate

4. take back (motion) move text to the previous line; in printing

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

5. take back (communication) take back what one has said

SamplesHe swallowed his words.

Synonymsswallow, unsay, withdraw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disown, renounce, repudiate

6. take back (cognition) cause someone to remember the past

SamplesThis photo takes me back to the good old days.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)remind

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk