look back on

This page is about the phrasal verb look back on.

Meaning: If you look back on something, you think about a period of time in the past or an event in the past.

Synonym: remember, recall

For example:

  • look back on sth When I look back on my teenage years, I'm amazed by the crazy and dangerous things we used to do.

  • look back on sth Terry tries not to look back on his time in the war. He has too many painful memories.

Quick Quiz:

My grandmother says she likes to look back on

a. her garden

b. her childhood

c. her television

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Contributor: Matt Errey