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come back

to return; to return to an advantageous or favorable state or condition. Walter practiced every day, hoping to come back from his injury. When will the good old days come back?
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come back (to someone or something)

to return to someone or something. Please come back to me. I'm lonely. Come back to your home!
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come back

(to someone) [for a memory] to return to someone's consciousness. Everything you said suddenly came back to me. All the old memories came back to me and made me feel very sad.
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come back (to someone or something)

to return to someone or something. Please come back to me. I'm lonely. Come back to your home!
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come back

1. Return to or regain past success or popularity, as in It's hard to come back from two sets down and win the match, or Long hemlines are coming back this fall. [Early 1900s]
2. Return to one's mind, as in Her name came back to me after I saw her picture. [Late 1800s]
3. Retort or reply; also, retaliate. For example, No matter how many insults he flings, I can always come back with another. [Late 1800s]
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come back

v.
1. To return to some place: I came back to Montana last year. I hope my dog comes back.
2. To become present again: That unpleasant feeling came back to me when I found out they were lying again.
3. To begin to be remembered; recur to the memory: What happened last night is coming back to me now.
4. To return to or regain past success after a period of misfortune: After years of living in obscurity, the rock singer came back more popular than ever.
5. come back with To retort; reply: She came back with a clever answer that subtly insulted him.
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Holiday will now come back to McKinnley High to date Will, who is portrayed by Matthew Morrison.
Last time it was a matter of whether I could come back, and this time it's been a matter of I know I'm coming back, it's just when,'' Dreifort said.
It's my decision when she'll come back, but it won't be (today vs.
We know that Anderson is waiting in the wings to come back and play,'' Jackson said.
My gut call is that the gay population will be back earlier than everyone else," he says, "and once [they're] back, the clubs and bars will come back, and then the gay and lesbian tourists will start coming back.
I can not wait to come back in five years, stand in line with the customers and see how it stands up.
Although Broneer said she is planning to come back, her status remains questionable.