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flashback

noun uk   /ˈflæʃ.bæk/ us  
C2 [C or U] a short part of a film, story, or play that goes back to events in the past: The novel began with a flashback to the hero's experiences in the war.C2 [C usually plural] a sudden, clear memory of a past event or time, usually one that was bad: I kept having flashbacks of her lying there bleeding.
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