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take back (2)

Meaning: If a store takes back something they've sold, they allow the buyer to return it for a refund, or exchange it.

For example:

  • take sth back I decided I didn't want the new shoes, so I called the store and told them and they said they couldn't take them back because I'd worn them.

  • take back sth Our policy states that we will take back goods and give a full refund if they are in perfect, as-new condition.

Quick Quiz:

The shop took back the jacket I'd bought and gave me
  1. a prize
  2. a receipt
  3. a refund

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