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go back to sb

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to start a relationship again with a person you had a romantic relationship with in the past: I hear he's ended the affair and gone back to his wife.
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