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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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