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receive back

To obtain, take, or acquire someone or something back (from someone, something, or some place). A noun or pronoun can be used between "receive" and "back." I finally received back the things the police had confiscated during their search. We received the patient back from the ICU so we could continue to monitor his progress.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
"WORTHY OF IMITATION.--A distinguished gentleman of this city, H H , Esquire, having been compelled to SUSPEND, in consequence of the late robbery of the Bank of the United States by the cold-blooded miscreant whose hoary head disgraces the White House, felt himself bound to return an article of dress, purchased as recently as yesterday by his lovely daughter, and who, in every respect, was entitled to wear it, as she would have adorned it, receiving back the price, with a view to put it in the fund he is already collecting to meet the demands of his creditors.
Miss Miggs was at some trouble to reprove her for this state of mind, and to entreat her to take example by herself, who, she said, was now receiving back, with interest, tenfold the amount of her subscriptions to the red-brick dwelling-house, in the articles of peace of mind and a quiet conscience.
COTABATO CITY -- Over 1,000 teachers in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have started receiving back wages following a review of their pay.
ISLAMABAD, July 10 -- The Higher Education Commission (HEC), which has started receiving back the certificates of public representatives sent to the universities concerned for verification, is likely to send the compiled data to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by July 20, Daily Times has learnt.
Instead of receiving cash for the sale of their business (which would be taxed in the year of receipt), shareholders may spread their sale's gain over several years by receiving back an installment promissory note.
Upon reception of the ball by one or the other, both start running toward each other, with the receiving back in front.
So a property owner or co-op could budget to pay out a certain amount every month, while twice a year could count on receiving back a portion of those payments.