to get back




Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - get back

"to get back"

to return to a current location

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - get back

"to get back"

to recover or retrieve

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - get back

"Get back!"

to tell someone to move away

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get back

A mother and son are talking ...

Mom:  Where are you going?

Son:  I'm going to the library to study.

Mom:  When will you get back?

Son:  I'll be home in time for dinner.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get back

Two roommates are talking ...

Roommate 1:  I'm just heading over to the library. I think I may have left my student card there.

Roommate 2:  I hope you find your card.

Roommate 1:  Me, too. I really need to get it back.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - get back

A thief has approached a potential victim...

Thief:  Give me all your money or you'll get hurt.

Victim:  Do you see this can of mace in my hand?

Thief:  Yes.

VictimGet back or I will spray it in your face.

Thief:  OK. I'm leaving.

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to get back - Usage:

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Usage Frequency Index:   73,247   click for frequency by country





to get back - Gerund Form:

Getting back home after a long journey is satisfying.

Getting back something you have lost is a relief.



to get back - Examples:

1)  And what you plan to do (if any) to get back?

2)  I have to get back to the window.

3)  I'll do that post when I get back.

4)  I think my biggest fear was that I'd spend the money and then get back my jeans with an ugly hem and then they'd be unrepairable.

5)  They will both get back money from the IRS.

6)  It makes it that much harder to get back into the black.

7)  Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back.

8)  Can you get back here? We need your help.

9)  He has spent long meetings talking about a project and assigning tasks only to get back work that did not reflect his instructions.

10)  The sooner I drive the sooner I get back home.

11)  We put all this stuff out there and what we get back are intangible or abstract benefits of reputation.

12)  Too long for an answer right now - when I get back.

13)  He had been trying to get back for weeks.

14)  Jeffs did not get back until 5 a.m.

15)  His grand nephew and grandson who have sued the Beaverbrook Gallery to get back paintings in order to pay for their home in England.

16)  The Conservative LDP has been looking for any excuse to get back into power after being dethroned in 2009. 

17)  I will get back after the performance and be riveted to the news all night!

18)  I will get back after the performance and be riveted to the news all night!

19)  Here are 10 suggestions for keeping busy until you can get back online.

20)  People still spam them in a hope to get back links even when majority of them have no-follow links.