get back

verb
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of get back

intransitive verb
1 :to come or go again to a person, place, or condition :return, revert
  • getting back to the main topic of the lecture
2 :to gain revenge :retaliate usually used with at
transitive verb
:to regain possession of :recover

Examples of get back in a Sentence

  1. the distraught owner cried that she would do anything to get back her lost dog

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