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take back (1)

Meaning: If you take something back, you return it to the place you got it from, or return it to the shop you bought it from.

Synonym: return

For example:

  • take sth back According to the store's website, if you change your mind after you've bought something, you can take it back and get a refund.

  • take sth back After admitting he'd stolen the game from his friend's house, my son took it back and apologised to the family.

Quick Quiz:

I took my new phone back to the store because
  1. I really liked it
  2. it didn't work properly
  3. I'd lost it

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