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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


Synonymsrepossess


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









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