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go back

phrasal verb with go
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ verb [I] ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
B1 to return to a place where you were or where you have been before: When are you going back to London?Returning to a place
Translations of “go back”
in Korean 돌아가다…
in Arabic يَعود إلى…
in Portuguese voltar…
in Catalan tornar…
in Japanese (~に)帰る(to), 戻る…
in Italian ritornare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回到, 返回…
in Russian возвращаться…
in Turkish geri gelmek, dönmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回到, 返回…
in Polish wracać, przyjeżdżać znowu…
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