have (someone) back

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have (someone) back

1 :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.
2 :to allow (someone) to return
  • He wants to return to his wife, but she won't have him back.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

  2. : the body considered as the wearer of clothes

  3. : capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. : to, toward, or at the rear

  2. : in or into the past : backward in time

  3. : to or at an angle off the vertical

  1. : being at or in the back

  2. : distant from a central or main area

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

  1. : to support by material or moral assistance

  2. : substantiate

  3. : to assume financial responsibility for


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