have (someone) back


: to be with (someone who has returned) again
Welcome home! It's great to have you back (with us again)!
We'd love to have you back for another visit.
He longs to have her back in his life.
The doctor said he'd like to have me back for more tests next week.
: to allow (someone) to return
He wants to return to his wife, but she won't have him back.

Examples of have (someone) back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, a study in Nature found that people who experienced even mild stress were 1.5 times more likely to have back pain than those who did not. Ali Finney, SELF, 28 Mar. 2024 He is scheduled to have surgery on his left hip on Feb. 6, and will have back surgery approximately four weeks later, the team announced before Thursday night’s game at Tampa Bay. John Shipley, Twin Cities, 18 Jan. 2024 This feels like a response to iOS 16's lock screen widgets (a feature Android used to have back in the 4.2 days) but not nearly as customizable. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 What's more, breeds like pugs or bulldogs with small or twisted tails can also have back problems as a result of selective breeding. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2023 There are also the costs of giving birth in Abuja that Aliyu didn't have back home. Adie Vanessa Offiong, CNN, 29 Nov. 2023 Khoury, a cement finisher for the Chicago Department of Transportation, began to have back pain, sneezing and chills, along with coughing up blood, according to Northwestern Medicine. Kyla Russell, CNN, 15 Mar. 2023 There were, of course, plays that the Sox would like to have back. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2023 More 2-point learning: One decision Smith would like to have back is taking a knee on the two-point conversion following the go-ahead touchdown with 13 seconds remaining. oregonlive, 10 Oct. 2022

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“Have (someone) back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28someone%29%20back. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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