report back

phrasal verb

Definition of report back 

1 : 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.

2 : 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.

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