come back

come back

  1. (intransitive) To return to a place.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      But he never knew that it really was his own Bunny, come back to look at the child who had first helped him to be Real.
  2. (intransitive) To return to one's possession, especially of memories.
    Suddenly it all came back to him, the tea, the petite madeleines, his mother.
  3. (intransitive) To return to a former state, usually a desirable one; to become fashionable once more.
    Many people counted him out, but he came back better than ever.
    Paisley is coming back this year.
  4. (intransitive) To retort.
    He came back with one of his snide remarks.

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