Meaning of “give sth back” in the English Dictionary

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"give sth back" in British English

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give sth back

phrasal verb with give uk /ɡɪv/ us /ɡɪv/ verb gave, given

A2 to return something to the person who gave it to you:

Has she given you those books back yet?

More examples

  • Make sure you give me the keys back when you've finished.
  • Give the bike back if you're not using it any more.
  • She liked the chair so much, she was reluctant to give it back.
  • You can borrow my CD, as long as you promise to give it back.
  • The museum gave the painting back to it rightful owner.

(Definition of “give sth back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)