Definition 2023


come back



come back (third-person singular simple present comes back, present participle coming back, simple past came back, past participle come back)

  1. (intransitive) To return to a place.
  2. (intransitive) To return to one's possession, especially of memories.
    Suddenly it all came back to him, the tea, the petite madeleines, his mother.
  3. (intransitive) To return to a former state, usually a desirable one.
    Many people counted him out, but he came back better than ever.
  4. (intransitive) To retort.
    He came back with one his snide remarks.


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