look back

phrasal verb
looked back; looking back; looks back

Definition of look back

: to think about something in the past Looking back to/at last season, I can see why they didn't win the pennant. I look back at/on that time with a lot of pride. How she's changed! After college, she moved to New York, got a job on Wall Street, and never looked back.

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“Look back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20back. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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