Definition of Take back

1. Verb. Bring back to the point of departure. "They take back the parcel to their parents"

Exact synonyms: Bring Back, Return
Generic synonyms: Bring, Convey, Take
Derivative terms: Return



2. Verb. Regain possession of something.
Exact synonyms: Repossess
Generic synonyms: Take
Derivative terms: Repossession

3. Verb. Resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband.
Generic synonyms: Relate

4. Verb. Move text to the previous line; in printing.
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

5. Verb. Take back what one has said. ; "He swallowed his words"
Exact synonyms: Swallow, Unsay, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Disown, Renounce, Repudiate
Derivative terms: Withdrawal

6. Verb. Cause someone to remember the past. "This photo takes me back to the good old days"
Generic synonyms: Remind

Definition of Take back

1. Verb. To retract an earlier statement ¹

2. Verb. To cause to remember some past event or time ¹

3. Verb. To resume a relationship ¹

4. Verb. To regain possession of something ¹

5. Verb. To return something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Back

take a turn for the worse
take a whizz
take a wicket
take aback
take account
take action
take advantage
take after
take against
take aim
take apart
take arms
take away
take away from
take back (current term)
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect

Literary usage of Take back

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1. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1846)
"TAKE back, dear maid ! the blushing flowera Thy gentle fingen placed in mine, ... take backtake back thy onty gift, From which my memory ne'er shall part ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The ground upon which Buller, J., thought that the action could not be maintained was, that, by refusing to take back the horses, the defendant had not ..."

3. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1846)
"take back — take hack thy only gift, From which my memory ne'er shall part. ... take back, dear maid ! the fatal prize That still reminds my heart of thee. ..."

4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"laid the Emperor; " here, take back your paper, and do not trouble me anv more with fuch idle tales." His uncle, Prince George of ..."

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