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Phrasal Verbs

take back (3)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

For example

  • 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!"

Quick Quiz

Clint demanded that the guy take back what he'd said because he thought the guy had

a. insulted him

b. promised him

c. praised him

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