take back


took back; taken back; taking back; takes back

transitive verb

: to make a retraction of : withdraw

Example Sentences

I take back what I said about her: she's not the fool I thought she was.

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of take back was in 1599

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Cite this Entry

“Take back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20back. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

take back


: retract sense 2, withdraw
take back an insulting remark

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