receive back

receive someone or something back

to get someone or something back. Martha received her husband back after his escapade. I sent a letter off with the wrong postage and received it back two weeks later.
See also: back, receive
References in classic literature ?
Luker, he was to receive back the Diamond, as a pledge redeemed.
Then came my boy code: when on a day a fellow gave another a "cannon-ball" or a chunk of taffy, on some other day he would expect to receive back a cannon-ball or a chunk of taffy.
Two hours afterwards, Madame Danglars received a most flattering epistle from the count, in which he entreated her to receive back her favorite "dappled grays," protesting that he could not endure the idea of making his entry into the Parisian world of fashion with the knowledge that his splendid equipage had been obtained at the price of a lovely woman's regrets.
Much as he demurred, she compelled him to receive back the unexpired portion of his rent.
I have been left the captain of the rock, while my uncle and his sons hunt, and captain will I remain till he returns to receive back the charge.
The geothermal plants will continue to pursue legal and legislative remedies to receive back payment, he said.
Customers using AlphaBrain enter design specifications for a MTO part and receive back an empirical cost estimate and a detailed breakdown of the required manufacturing steps.
ISLAMABAD -- EOBI has told Supreme Court (SC) that it has decided to return the land to DHA and other institutions which was purchased from them and receive back principal amount alongwith interest from them.
WASHINGTON -- A bill the House passed to guarantee that furloughed federal workers receive back pay, after the partial government shutdown is resolved, seems to have hit a snag in the Senate.
The website allows businesses to "post" their requirement to the category of business that they require and then receive back offers of an "exchange".
I am writing on Tom's behalf as he would like to receive back some family photographs that were borrowed a few years ago by a friend.
He stands to receive back pounds 190,000 and we have shortened the US to 11-10, although Europe are still favourites at 10-11.
Now they may call off the action so their redundant colleagues can receive back pay totalling up to pounds 96,000.
Inco would receive back the nickel and platinum-group metals recovered with Noranda purchasing and paying Inco for all the gold and silver recovered.
A shareholder may receive back an installment obligation for a corporation's asset sale, in complete corporate liquidation under Sec.