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English definition of “return”

return

verb (EXCHANGE)    /rɪˈtɜːn/ US  /-ˈtɝːn/
C1 [T] to give, do, or get something in exchange for something: to return an invitation/greeting I returned his stare. I gave her a ride when her car broke down and now she is returning the favour (= doing something to help me in exchange). The terrorists started shooting and the police returned fire (= started shooting back).Reciprocating to give a particular amount of profit in exchange for an investment: My investments return a high rate of interest.Savings, interest and capitalProfits and losses returnable     /rɪˈtɜː.nə.bl̩/ US  /-ˈtɝː-/ adjective a returnable bottleGiving, bringing or getting back
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