have (someone) back

Definition of have (someone) back

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  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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