return to

phrasal verb

returned to; returning to; returns to
: to go to (a place where one works, studies, etc.) again after being away for a time
When do you return to school?
: to start doing or using (something) again especially after a long time
She hopes to return to working at home next week.
: to start an activity again that relates to (something)
He returned to his book after feeding the cat.
Let's return to your first question.
: to change back to (an earlier or original condition or state)
She soon returned to her old habits.
His breathing returned to normal.

Examples of return to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band recently capped the first 2024 leg of their world tour and will play 25 shows throughout Europe this spring and summer before returning to North America for more dates beginning in August. Selome Hailu, Variety, 14 May 2024 The next morning, Tran returned to the same area and saw another victim, who prosecutors identified by the initials G.T. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 The Royals lost to the San Francisco Giants, but most of those players returned to finish the job as Kansas City won the 2015 World Series. Pete Grathoff, Kansas City Star, 14 May 2024 Dave Matthews’ Some Devil, originally released in 2003, returns to the chart for the first time since 2004, following the set’s release on vinyl for the first time. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 14 May 2024 Streep, meanwhile, returned to the festival for the first time since 1989 as the guest of honor to receive an honorary Palme d’Or for her prolific and varied career. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger has made building the film group back to past form a key focus of his second tenure since returning to the company in November 2022. Thomas Buckley, Fortune, 13 May 2024 In addition to returning to Netflix, DeGeneres is also kicking off a multi-city stand-up tour on June 19, starting in San Diego. Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 His first official job with Putin was as director of the department of economics and finance in 2008, when Putin briefly stepped down as president—swapping jobs with Medvedev with a view to returning to the top job later. Bloomberg News, TIME, 13 May 2024

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“Return to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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