See also: takeback
- To retract an earlier statement
No, you are not fat; I take it all back.
- To cause to remember some past event or time
That tune takes me back to my childhood.
- To resume a relationship
She has forgiven him, and taken him back.
- To regain possession of something
The wedding is off, and he has taken back the ring.
- To return something to a vendor for a refund
Take back faulty goods to the shop where you bought them.
take back — see withdraw
retract an earlier statement
cause to remember some past event or time
to regain possession of something
to return something to a vendor for a refund