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English definition of “go back”

go back

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(RETURN)

B1 to return: That restaurant was terrible - I'm never going back there again. I'll have to go back for my umbrella. Do you think you'll ever go back to London? When do you go back to school? Let's go back to the beginning and start again. We can always go back to the original plan if necessary.
to be returned: When are these library books due to go back ? That TV will have to go back to the shop - it hasn't worked properly ever since I bought it.

(ORIGIN)

to have existed since a time in the past: Their relationship goes back to when they were at university together. Our house goes back to (= has existed since) the 18th century.
(Definition of go back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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