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TAKE BACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take back mean? 

TAKE BACK (verb)
  The verb TAKE BACK has 6 senses:

1. bring back to the point of departure
2. regain possession of something
3. resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband
4. move text to the previous line; in printing
5. take back what one has said
6. cause someone to remember the past

  Familiarity information: TAKE BACK used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKE BACK (verb)


Sense 1take back [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring back to the point of departure

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

take back; bring back; return

Hypernyms (to "take back" is one way to...):

bring; convey; take (take something or somebody with oneself somewhere)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2take back [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regain possession of something

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

repossess; take back

Hypernyms (to "take back" is one way to...):

take (take into one's possession)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3take back [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "take back" is one way to...):

relate (have or establish a relationship to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4take back [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move text to the previous line; in printing

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "take back" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5take back [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take back what one has said

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

unsay; swallow; take back; withdraw

Context example:

He swallowed his words

Hypernyms (to "take back" is one way to...):

renounce; repudiate (cast off or disown)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6take back [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause someone to remember the past

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

This photo takes me back to the good old days

Hypernyms (to "take back" is one way to...):

remind (put in the mind of someone)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


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