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English verb: go back

1. go back (stative) belong to an earlier time


SamplesThis story dates back 200 years.


Synonymsdate back, date from


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, originate, start


Narrower (hyponym)ascend

2. go back (communication) return in thought or speech to something


Synonymsrecur


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come back, hark back, recall, return

3. go back (change) regain a former condition after a financial loss


SamplesWe expect the stocks to recover to $2.90.
The company managed to recuperate.


Synonymsrecover, recuperate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back


Narrower (hyponym)rally, rebound









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