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comeback

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1 a quick witty response
  • always ready with a comeback for every insult

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2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question
  • regardless of the question posed by the prosecutor, the witness had a plausible comeback

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3 the process or period of gradually regaining one's health and strength
  • trying to make a comeback after a career-threatening injury

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come back

verb

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1 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness
  • she's slowly coming back after being in a coma

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2 to regain a former or normal state
  • the American bald eagle was once nearly extinct but has come back strong

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3 to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction
  • he came back with another one of his smart remarks

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The first known use of comeback was in 1860

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“Comeback.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/come%20back. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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