take back

verb
took back; taken back; taking back; takes back

Definition of take back

transitive verb

: to make a retraction of : withdraw

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Examples of take back in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of take back

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of take back was in 1599

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“Take back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20back. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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