look back

See also: lookback and look-back

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look back (third-person singular simple present looks back, present participle looking back, simple past and past participle looked back)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see look,‎ back.
    When I look back at my summer holidays as a child, I smile.
    • 2012 May 13, Alistair Magowan, “Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      United were made to pay for letting an eight-point lead as little as five weeks ago slip and, despite their final-day efforts, they will look back on a season where, when they needed to step up, they fell flat.
    • 1996, Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
      Don't look back in anger, I heard you say.
  2. (intransitive) To reconsider or regret.
    You do what you have to do, and don't look back.

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look back (plural look backs)

  1. Alternative form of look-back

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