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take sth back

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
  • (SOMETHING BOUGHT)

B1 to ​return something you have ​bought to a ​shop: Is it too ​small? Take it back and get a ​refund.

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  • If the ​skirt doesn't ​fit, you can take it back.
  • I took the ​radio back because it was ​faulty.
  • (STATEMENT)

to ​admit that something you said was ​wrong: All ​right, I take it all back. It wasn't ​yourfault.

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take sth back

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken)
to ​return something that you have ​bought to a ​store: He took the ​faulty kettle back and ​demanded a ​refund.
(Definition of take sth back from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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