HyperDic: take_back

English > 6 senses of the expression take back:
VERBmotiontake back, return, bring backbring back to the point of departure
possessiontake back, repossessregain possession of something
socialtake backresume a relationship / relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband
motiontake backmove text to the previous line
communicationtake back, swallow, unsay, withdrawtake back what one has said
cognitiontake backcause someone to remember the past
English > take back: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningbring back to the point of departure.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsreturn, bring back
Broaderbring, convey, takeTake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Spanishdevolver, llevar de regreso, regresar, traer de regreso
Catalanretornar, tornar
English > take back: 6 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningregain possession of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymrepossess
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
See alsotaketake into one's possession
Spanishrecuperar, redisponer
Catalanrecobrar, recuperar
English > take back: 6 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningresume a relationship / relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
BroaderrelateHave or establish a relationship to
English > take back: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove text to the previous line; in printing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
English > take back: 6 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningtake back what one has said.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsswallow, unsay, withdraw
Broaderdisown, renounce, repudiateCast off
Spanishdesdecirse
Catalandesdir-se
English > take back: 6 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningCause someone to remember the past.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Broaderremindput in the mind of someone

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