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Phrasal Verbs

give back

This page is about the phrasal verb give back

Meaning: If you give something back, you return it to whoever you got it from.

Synonym: return

For example:

  • give back sth Have you given back the books you borrowed from your sister yet?

  • give sth back People who've made a fortune in business often give something back to their school or university by providing scholarships, equipment or new buildings.

Quick Quiz:

You'll have to give the jacket back to whoever you

a. bought it from

b. sold it to

c. borrowed it from

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