take back (3) Informal
Meaning: If you take back something you said, you admit that you said the wrong thing and withdraw your comments.Synonym: withdraw
- take back sth After the argument with his wife, David said, "I'm sorry I said those awful things and I take back everything I said."
- take sth back Billy said Danny's brother was stupid, so Danny got him in a headlock and squeezed tighter and tighter until Billy said, "OK! OK! I take it back!"
Clint demanded that the guy take back what he'd said because he thought the guy had