come back Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “come back” in the English Dictionary

"come back" in British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • (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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"come back" in American English

See all translations

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.
(Definition of come back from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of come back?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“come back” in British English

    “come back” in American English

      A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
      A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
      by ,
      May 04, 2016
      by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

      Read More 

      Word of the Day

      spaceship

      (especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

      Word of the Day

      trigger warning noun
      trigger warning noun
      May 02, 2016
      a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

      Read More