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"look back" in British English

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look back

phrasal verb with look uk   us   /lʊk/ verb
B2 to ​think about something that ​happened in the past: When I ​look back I can ​see where we went ​wrong. It wasn't such a ​badexperience when I ​look back on it.

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

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look back

phrasal verb with look  us   /lʊk/ verb
to ​think of or ​remember what has ​happened in the past: George looked back on his ​career in ​government with a ​greatdeal of ​satisfaction.
(Definition of look back from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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