Definition of Get back

1. Verb. Recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost. "He got back his son from the kidnappers"

Exact synonyms: Win Back
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get

2. Verb. Take revenge or even out a score. "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"
Exact synonyms: Get Even
Generic synonyms: Avenge, Retaliate, Revenge
Specialized synonyms: Fix, Get, Pay Back, Pay Off

3. Verb. Get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury. "I finally settled with my old enemy"
Exact synonyms: Settle
Generic synonyms: Contend, Fight, Struggle

Definition of Get back

1. Verb. (intransitive) Return to where one came from. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to retrieve, to have an item returned. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to do something to hurt or harm who has hurt or harmed you. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get Back

get a wriggle on
get about
get across
get after
get ahead
get ahead of oneself
get along
get along with
get around
get around to
get at
get away
get away with
get away with murder
get back (current term)
get back at
get back on the horse that bucked one
get back to
get behind
get bent
get bent out of shape
get better
get blood from a stone
get blood out of a stone
get by
get carried away
get changed

Literary usage of Get back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"I must get back." In three minutes the Vicar was on horseback again, having gone magnanimously through a duty much harder th»n the renunciation of whist, ..."

2. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"But to get back to Paris was not an easy matter. The Leloir stagecoach had just left; the Lecomte berlins would not be starting; the diligence from ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"I started to crank the car to get back in the road to see how bad it was torn up. ... I will sit on the fender of the machine and wait till you get back. ..."

4. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"They were obliged to get back again to the wreck before they could be taken off. Upon November the 29th, ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"The longer the inflation continues, the more difficult will it be for us to get back to the solid ground of specie payments, to which we must return sooner ..."

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