comeback

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noun come·back \ˈkəm-ˌbak\

Definition of comeback

  1. 1a :  a sharp or witty reply :  retortb :  a cause for complaint

  2. 2 :  a return to a former position or condition (as of success or prosperity) :  recovery, revival <staging his ultimate comeback from self-imposed exile — Howard Mandel>

Examples of comeback in a sentence

  1. The species was nearly extinct but is now making a comeback.

  2. Short skirts were out of fashion for many years, but now they're making a comeback.

  3. The team was trailing after the first half, but they made a comeback and won in the second half.

  4. The team mounted a comeback in the second half of the season.

1889

First Known Use of comeback

1889


COMEBACK Defined for English Language Learners

comeback

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noun come·back \ˈkəm-ˌbak\

Definition of comeback for English Language Learners

  • : a return to a former good position or condition

  • : a return to being popular or fashionable

  • : a new effort to win or succeed after being close to defeat or failure



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