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English definition of “return”

return

noun (EXCHANGE)    /rɪˈtɜːn/ US  /-ˈtɝːn/
in return B2 in exchange : America helped the rebels in return for their promise to support democracy .Reciprocating [C or U] the act of giving, doing, or receiving something in exchange for something: Several soldiers were wounded in the return of fire .Replacing and exchanging [C or U] the profit that you get from an investment : The return on the money we invested was very low .Profits and losses
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