go back

Definition of go back

  1. 1 :  to return to a place I forgot my purse and had to go back for it. After college she went back home. Go back inside! You'll catch cold.

  2. 2 :  to return to doing something I turned off the alarm and went back to sleep. He waved hello, then went right back to work. She went back to eating her dinner.

  3. 3 :  to have existed for a particular amount of time or since a particular period These ruins go back hundreds of years.

  4. 4 :  to have known each other for an amount of time We go back 30 years. He and I go back a long way.

  5. 5 :  to think or talk about something from the past To fully understand the issues, we have to go back a few years.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

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  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for


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