come back

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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; to become fashionable once more.
    Many people counted him out, but he came back better than ever.
    Paisley is coming back this year.
  4. (intransitive) To retort.
    He came back with one of his snide remarks.

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