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English definition of “get back”

get back

phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
A2 to return to a place after you have been somewhere else: By the time we got back to the hotel, Lydia had already left.Returning to a place
(Definition of get back from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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