report back

phrasal verb

reported back; reporting back; reports back
: to return to a place in order to report information, do more work, etc.
Report back in two hours.
often + to
Report back to my office in two hours.
: to give (newly found information) to someone
The policeman reported back that he found nothing wrong.
often + to
Each researcher reports his results back to the project director.

Examples of report back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After some discussion, Judge Williams proposed that both sides listen to the voice-mail recording privately and report back to her. Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, 12 Feb. 2024 Kahan, 27, wasn't gone for long and reported back as promised. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 The county’s health and human services agency will meet with existing street medicine providers to discuss the idea and report back to the board with findings within 90 days. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 Liaisons for both political parties are assigned to monitor the commission and report back to caucuses. Marilyn W. Thompson, ProPublica, 18 Jan. 2024 At the time many people in the United States had been caught up in the Spiritualist movement, with its mediums who contacted the dead and reported back. Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books, 18 Jan. 2024 Although the ruling is considered legally binding, the court has no means of enforcing it, but ordered Israel to report back on its progress in one month. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2024 The department plans to report back to supervisors on ways to pay for the renovations by the end of June. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2023 And on the latest episode of her talk show, J-Hud reported back to her audience about the whole experience. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 12 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Report back.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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