run back

run back

to come back, running. She ran to the barn and then ran back. Tom ran back, very much afraid.
See also: back, run

run something back

to wind something back to the beginning. Run the tape back and listen to it again. Run back the tape and listen again.
See also: back, run
References in classic literature ?
A lifelong habit of his at this time of the year; but he was ready to run back to Paris if he could do anything for his "chere enfant," run back for a day, for two days, for three days, for any time; miss Monte Carlo this year altogether, if he could be of the slightest use and save her going herself.
Shall I run back to Paris and make it up for you with Azzolati?
He kept our feet on the smoothest part of the road, and if the uphill was very long, he set the carriage wheels a little across the road, so as not to run back, and gave us a breathing.
It was during this period that he might have harkened to the memories of the lair and the stream and run back to the Wild.
I lost no time in letting fly several arrows, and at last one of the great animals fell to the ground dead, and the others retreated, leaving me free to come down from my hiding place and run back to tell my master of my success, for which I was praised and regaled with good things.
I jumped into the canoe and run back to the stern, and grabbed the paddle and set her back a stroke.
Alice laughed so much at this, that she had to run back into the wood for fear of their hearing her; and when she next peeped out the Fish-Footman was gone, and the other was sitting on the ground near the door, staring stupidly up into the sky.
I was in the Kensington Gardens, and she asked would I tell her the time please, just as children ask, and forget as they run back with it to their nurse.
I was too frightened to run back because I was afraid it would chase me and I couldn't get past it, it moved so quick, and then it just made one spring right on me and I felt its claws and I screamed and fell down.
The sheriff's officer had run back at the first sound of the shot, to hasten the coming of the soldiers.
So now the desire to know the history of a very portly toad, added to her habitual affectionateness, made her run back to Maggie and say, "Oh, there is such a big, funny toad, Maggie
The long, low howl rose and fell, and Mowgli saw Messua's husband flinch and turn, half minded to run back to the hut.
However it goes, I will run back to thee when I am tired.