take back

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take back (third-person singular simple present takes back, present participle taking back, simple past took back, past participle taken back)

  1. (transitive) To retract or withdraw (an earlier statement).
    Synonyms: recant, unsay; see also Thesaurus:recant
    No, you are not fat; I take it all back.
  2. (transitive) To cause (someone) to remember some past event or time.
    That tune takes me back to my childhood.
  3. (transitive) To resume a relationship with (someone).
    She has forgiven him, and taken him back.
  4. (transitive) To regain possession of (something).
    The wedding is off, and he has taken back the ring.
  5. (transitive) To return (something) to a vendor for a refund.
    Take back faulty goods to the shop where you bought them.

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