report back

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.

Word by Word Definitions

report play
  1. : common talk or an account spread by common talk : rumor

  2. : quality of reputation

  3. : a usually detailed account or statement

  1. : to give an account of : relate

  2. : to describe as being in a specified state

  3. : to serve as carrier of (a message)

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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