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Phrasal Verbs

get back (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb get back (2)

Meaning

If you get something back, it is returned to you after you've lent it, lost it, or had it stolen.

Synonym

retrieve

For example

  • get sth back If you leave something in a taxi, you might get it back if you call the taxi company.

  • get back sth I'm never lending money to Dave again. Last time it took six months to get back the hundred dollars I lent him.

Quick Quiz

If a boxer loses a championship title, the only way he can get it back is to

a. return it to the champion

b. be defeated by the champion

c. defeat the champion in a title fight

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