come back from


: to become strong, successful, or effective again after (an injury, failure, etc.)
It can be difficult for an athlete to come back from an injury like this.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Nuggets come back from an 0-2 deficit in the best-of-5 series. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2023 Because Russert has come back from his odyssey in a very Washington way: with a book to sell. Kara Voght, Washington Post, 4 May 2023 However, the philosophy is don’t sell at the bottom when the market drops, and wait for the index to come back from the decline maybe years later. David Thomas, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The hearing included a few testimonies, like this one, from an 18-year-old who’d just come back from treatment at Lexington. BOY: The convalescing period over there is very good. Carol Sutton Lewis, Scientific American, 30 Mar. 2023 The three-time former Pro Bowler played just four games last season and couldn't come back from a knee injury. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2023 The Pioneers are set to have all of their main contributors come back from a junior-heavy squad this season. Nate Marrero, Orlando Sentinel, 3 Mar. 2023 Paxton is not only trying to come back from his injury, but is doing so with an altered delivery forged over the last 18 months with help from a biomechanist. Alex Speier,, 1 Mar. 2023 Beard made his biggest impact in a 2003 rivalry game against Florida, racking up 164 yards and a touchdown on seven catches to help UM come back from a 23-point deficit to beat the Gators. Adam Lichtenstein, Sun Sentinel, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Come back from.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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