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English definition of “take sb back”

take sb back

verb uk phrasal verb with take   /teɪk/ (took, taken) us  

(PARTNER)

to allow a partner who previously left your home because of a disagreement or another relationship to come back to live with you: His wife said she would never take him back.

(MEMORY)

If something takes you back, it makes you remember a period or an event: That piece of music really took me back (to my schooldays).
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