go back to


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To go back to the drawing board and prepare well for World Champs, that felt really good. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 17 May 2023 His ideal scenario is to go back to the DIY days where impromptu shows could be set up on the fly. Robert Boyd, Chron, 16 May 2023 Then, do the same thing Sunday, and then go back to work Monday. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 16 May 2023 At the time, van der Sloot’s attorney, Richie Kock, said his client would go back to Holland and lead the normal life of a college student. David K. Li, NBC News, 11 May 2023 So, go back to the days even before AOL, CompuServe, and Prodigy and there were, all of a sudden, these message boards that anybody in the world could post on at any time and anybody else in the world could see it. The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, 10 May 2023 The company is also taking steps to make long-term stays more affordable, and go back to basics by promoting renting rooms over entire homes. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 10 May 2023 Suarez allowed Rooker and Aguilar to go back to back once more in the third. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2023 Its origins go back to 1910, when a justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court came across the area and decided to construct a resort town. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Go back to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20back%20to. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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