ˌgive sth ˈback


ˌgive sth ˈback
phrasal verb
to give someone something that they had or owned before
The company had to give back all the money.[/ex]
We just want them to give us back our home.[/ex]

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  • give something back (to somebody) — ˌgive sb ˈback sth | ˌgive sthˈback (to sb) derived 1. to return sth to its owner • Could you give me back my pen? • Could you give me my pen back? • I picked it up and gave it back to him. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌhand sth ˈback — phrasal verb to give something back to someone Jean handed the letter back to Doug.[/ex] The officer handed me my passport back.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • give — 1 verb past tense gavepast participle given PROVIDE/SUPPLY 1 (T) to provide or supply someone with something: give sb sth: Researchers were given a 10,000 grant to continue their work. | Can you give me a ride to the office on Tuesday? | He went… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • give*/*/*/ — [gɪv] (past tense gave [geɪv] ; past participle given [ˈgɪv(ə)n] ) verb I 1) [T] to provide someone with something Could you give me that pen?[/ex] We don t know what to give Dad for Christmas.[/ex] I gave the keys to John.[/ex] 2) [T] to make… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • back — back1 W1S1 [bæk] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(return to place)¦ 2¦(as before)¦ 3¦(previous place)¦ 4¦(backwards)¦ 5¦(reply/reaction)¦ 6¦(return something to somebody)¦ 7¦(in the past)¦ 8¦(again)¦ 9 sit/lie/lean back 10¦(away)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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