to come back



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - come back

"to come back"

to return to a place

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - come back

"to come back"

to recur

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - come back

"to come back"

to begin to be remembered

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - come back

"to come back"

to regain a position after a misfortune

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - come back

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How long has your cat been missing?

Friend 2:  Three days.

Friend 1:  I sure hope he comes back soon.

Friend 2:  Thanks.  I keep hoping he'll return home any minute.


Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - come back

Two parents are talking about their son John ...

Father:  Have you noticed John's behavior lately?

Mother:  Yes.  That feeling of something being wrong has come back to me.

Father:  We had better talk to John, then, if you are getting the same feeling as the last time John was in trouble.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - come back

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You sure had a good time last night at the office party. I can't remember the last time you drank so much.

Friend 2:  Yes.  My memories are a little hazy.

Friend 1:  Do you remember the photocopier?

Friend 2:  Ah yes.  It's starting to come back to me now.

Friend 1:  Maybe it would be better if you didn't remember.



Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - come back

Two friend are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you watch the baseball game last night?

Friend 2:  Amazing!  I couldn't believe it.  First the home team was winning by ten runs.  Then they did so badly that they were down six runs at the start of the last inning.  Then they scored ten runs in the last inning to win the game.

Friend 1:  Yes. They came back in the last inning to win the game.





to come back - Usage:

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to come back - Gerund Form:

Coming back to a place you have visited before brings a feeling of familiarity.

Coming back was the feeling of anxiety.

Coming back to me was a memory of last night.

Coming back after an injury can sometimes be a miracle.



to come back - Examples:

1)  It was always the dream to come back here.

2)  I never come back without at least 3 cloth shopping bags full of precious jewels of veggies.

3)  I was told that I looked great. Now if that would come back into style and I could lose the belly I would be a hot lady.

4)  You want to wow them when they're there so they come back and encourage others to do the same.

5)  I'll come back in five minutes.

6)  I really thought he was coming back for me.

7)  It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home.

8)  You'll constantly wonder if it is coming back. Slowly this feeling will fade, but cancer will always be a part of your life.

9)  Dartmouth, faced with the daunting task of coming back from a 2-0 deficit, fought madly for the rest of the game.

10)  All the lies I agreed to kept me coming back to her.

11)  When a veteran comes back from war, they isolate themselves.

12)  The cruelty of people always comes back to haunt you.

13)  He always comes back stronger when he's been down.

14)  And sooner or later, The Legend of Zelda comes back to me.

15)  There will be no TRUE peace until the Prince of Peace comes back to this earth.

16)  It feels like I died and came back to life. 

17)  He came back so much better, practically cured, that I hugged myself.

18)  This came back to me. I thought, well, this meets my two criteria.

19)  Tim's grin came back and he clapped his hands together.

20)  Explain the person that died on the operating table and came back to life to tell the people about a shoe on the roof?