Meaning of “get back” in the English Dictionary

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"get back" in British English

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get back

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten

A2 to return to a place after you have been somewhere else:

If you get back in time, you can come with us.
When we got back to the hotel, Ann had already left.

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  • We didn't get back from the cinema until midnight.
  • We got back from holiday to discover that we had been burgled.
  • Malcolm gets back from work in half an hour.
  • Give me a call when you get back.
  • When I finally got back, I found my car had been clamped.

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

"get back" in American English

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get back

phrasal verb with get us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past participle gotten /ˈɡɑt·ən/ got /ɡɑt/

(RETURN)

to return, esp. to your home:

When did you get back from Hawaii?

(Definition of “get back” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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