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English definition of “return”


verb (GO BACK)    /rɪˈtɜːn/ US  /-ˈtɝːn/
A2 [I] to come or go back to a previous place: Odysseus returned home/returned to his home after many years of travelling. She left South Africa at the age of 15 and has never returned. [+ to infinitive] David returned (from work) to find his house had burned down.Returning to a place return to sth C1 If people or things return to a previous condition, they go back to that condition: Within a week, the situation had returned to normal.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently B2 If you return to an activity or subject, you start doing it or talking about it again: Gandhi urged Indians to return to spinning their own yarn. Every five minutes, he returned to the same subject.Repeating an action
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