Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “get sth back”

See all translations

get sth back

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
B1 to be given something again that you had before: He went next door to get his ball back. Don't lend him money, you'll never get it back.
More examples
Translations of “get sth back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 取回, 拿回…
in Russian получать что-либо назад…
in Turkish geri almak, yeniden kavuşmak/elde etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 取回, 拿回…
in Polish odzyskać coś, dostać coś z powrotem, odebrać coś…
(Definition of get sth back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get sth back?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “get sth back” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More