Meaning of “get sth back” in the English Dictionary

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"get sth back" in British English

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get sth back

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

B1 to be given something again that you had before:

He went next door to get his ball back.
Don't lend him money - you'll never get it back.

More examples

  • You'll get your deposit back when you return the keys.
  • It was an opportunity for John to get his confidence back.
  • She took the dress back to the shop and tried to get her money back.
  • Since leaving his job he's got a smile back on his face.
  • After being dropped from the team, Smith is working hard to get his place back.

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

"get sth back" in Business English

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get sth back

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us verb -tt-, got, got, or US gotten

to be given something again that you had before:

If you're not careful when you invest in some markets, you'll never get your money back.

(Definition of “get sth back” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)