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"come back" in British English

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come back

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
  • (RETURN)

A2 to ​return to a ​place: I'll come back and ​pick you up in ​half an ​hour. We've just come back from Amsterdam.

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  • (FASHION)

If a ​style or a ​fashion comes back, it ​becomespopular again after being ​unpopular for a ​period of ​time: Padded ​shoulders are coming back, ​apparently. Long ​hair on men ​seems to be coming back into ​fashion.

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(Definition of come back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come back" in American English

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come back

phrasal verb with come  us   /kʌm/ verb (past tense came  /keɪm/ , past participle come)
  • (RETURN)

to ​return: Come back and ​see us again ​sometime.

come back

phrasal verb with come  us   /kʌm/ verb (past tense came  /keɪm/ , past participle come)
  • (REMEMBER)

to ​remember something you had ​previouslyforgotten: As ​soon as she ​entered the ​school, ​childhoodmemories came ​rushing back.
(Definition of come back from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come back”
in Arabic يَعْود…
in Korean 돌아 오다…
in Portuguese voltar…
in Catalan tornar…
in Japanese 帰ってくる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回来, 回来,返回…
in Turkish geri gelmek, dönmek, yeniden moda/meşhur/popüler olmak…
in Russian возвращаться, снова входить в моду…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回來, 回來,返回…
in Italian tornare, ritornare…
in Polish wracać…
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