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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.
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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…
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