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read back

To read aloud the information someone else has just dictated or given to one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "read" and "back." OK, I wrote down everything you said. Do you want me to read it back to you? The clerk read back the numbers over the phone to me.
See also: back, read

read something back (to someone)

to read back some information to the person who has just given it. Yes, I have written the telephone number down. Let me read it back to you to make sure I have it right. Please read back the letter to me.
See also: back, read
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Further, "Pilots of airborne aircraft should read back those parts of ATC clearances and instructions containing altitude assignments, vectors, or runway assignments as a means of mutual verification." It also says to "read back in the same sequence as they are given in the clearance or instruction." This makes it easier for controllers, since it's the order in which we're thinking.
Obtain a read back of the entire telephone order (Cohen, 1999; NCC MERP, 2001).
As one can see through the case law cited below, the decision of the trial court to grant or deny a read back has generally been upheld as long as the court 1) does not tell or lead the jury to believe it is not allowed to have testimony read back; 2) does not have a portion of the testimony read back that is misleading or out of context; or 3) refuses to exercise its discretion.
For example, phone numbers should be read back to patients when they call.
At any time after that they can then dial the BrowseByPhone access number and hear the page being read back to them live off the Internet.
The CAA has stated that it does not consider the cases a major problem since pilots are required to read back instructions to controllers before acting and that hackers often use incorrect terminology which usually alerts pilots to any bogus instructions.
The users can have the textual parts of the site read back to them over the telephone, interacting with the site through spoken commands.
Some estimates even put the potential gain to Vocalis at as much as 1.5m pounds ($2.4m) a year if sufficient Freeserve users dial in to hear their email being read out over the phone while away from their PC and read back their replies.
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After generating a few sentences, I would read back, only to find that I couldn't remember what I had just tried to say!
A few journalists are willing--or eager--to show or read back an entire story before publication.
To recall the texts, you merely conjured up the image of the room, zoomed in on the niche with your inner eye and then read back the original scroll.
Reviewing the tape afterward, the pilot had not read back his assigned altitude when initially cleared and the controller missed it.
Pilots are required to read back either the hold-short instructions or clearance across runways, and I failed to do either.
Each computer runs specially designed programmes to help people regain independence by either listening to the radio online, scanning bank statements in order for them to be read back, having their daily paper read to them, or learning how to email and Skype.