take back (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb take back (1).

Meaning: If you take something back, you return it to the place you got it from, or return it to the shop you bought it from.

Synonym: return

For example:

  • take sth back According to the store's website, if you change your mind after you've bought something, you can take it back and get a refund.

  • take sth back After admitting he'd stolen the game from his friend's house, my son took it back and apologised to the family.

Quick Quiz:

I took my new phone back to the store because

a. I really liked it

b. it didn't work properly

c. I'd lost it

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Contributor: Matt Errey