give back
  1. (transitive) To return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.).
    Give me back my book!
  2. (transitive, intransitive, idiomatic) To contribute money, goods or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success.
    We organize this Thanksgiving dinner at the old-age home to give back to the community.
  3. (archaic) To recede; to retreat.
    • They gave back and came no farther.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.030
Offline English dictionary