go back to

idiom

1
: to return to (a place)
I had to go back to the store for milk.
2
: to have existed since (a particular period of time)
a tradition that goes back to colonial times
3
: to think or talk about (something from the past)
I'd like to go back to your earlier comment.

Examples of go back to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's always this notion that men are supposed to be tough and strong and should be able to go back to work right away. Rachel Epstein, Men's Health, 23 June 2023 The facts of the case go back to treaties that the tribe and the federal government signed in 1849 and 1868. Jessica Gresko, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 June 2023 The phenomenon shows that public advertisements and promotional campaigns can be extremely successful in helping travelers go back to transit, said Yanfeng Ouyang, a professor in rail and public transit at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 22 June 2023 But after getting six solid innings from Wentz, the Tigers will go back to a bullpen-only game on Sunday. Andrew Birkle, Detroit Free Press, 18 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for go back to 

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“Go back to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20back%20to. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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