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report back

1. To return to and present oneself at some location or office in an official or formal capacity as instructed. The boss makes us all report back after every break we take. I reported back to the head office after my business trip, then departed for the airport for the next journey.
2. To return to some person, location, or office to present information as instructed. We're waiting for our field agent to report back to us with intel on the situation. I'm going to see what I can find out—I'll report back if anything turns up.
See also: back, report

report back

 (to someone or something)
1. to go back to someone or something and present oneself. Report back to me at once! I'll report back immediately.
2. to present information or an explanation to someone or some group. Please report back to me when you have the proper information. I'll report back as soon as I have all the information.
See also: back, report

report back

(on someone or something) to return with information or an explanation from someone or something. I need you to report back on Walter by noon. I'll report back as soon as I can.
See also: back, report
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But unfortunately, the Air India management did not reciprocate to our goodwill gesture of our reporting back to work," Tauseef Mukadam, joint secretary, Indian Pilots Guild ( IPG), told reporters.
Keogh, 25, has been away on honeymoon, but will be reporting back with Coventry for their first pre-season sessions this weekend.
"The process has been strengthened by adding a representatives from SASCOC and from the Minister to our Steering Committee, to further bond and assist us in working together and to ensure we are on the same wavelength, as opposed to reporting back on a regular basis to the Minister," he added.
Reporting back, PNA Anne Brinkman said themes to emerge were knowledge deficits, skill mix, a sense of feeling under-valued and powerless, a negative culture and lack of managerial support.
Baskin noted that reporting back to constituents in a movement is essential--both successes and failures of a particular action.
According to records obtained by The Washington Monthly, the hasty award was made by a committee of five "select" CPA members, headed by Franklin Hatfield, a senior Department of Transportation (DOT) official who was reporting back to the office of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta in Washington, D.C.
The central hero, if there is one, is Hermann Muthesius, whose reporting back from Britain around 1900 embraced a surprisingly broad range of concerns, and whose subsequent domestic work was as significant for the type of political and industrial client it represented as for its style.