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come back

phrasal verb with come uk   /kʌm/ 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 becomes popular 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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"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 previously forgotten: As soon as she entered the school, childhood memories came rushing back.
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