return from (something or some place)

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return from (something or some place)

1. To travel back from some place or thing. Let's wait until Stephen returns from the bathroom before we begin the meeting. She returned from the store laden down with presents for the kids.
2. To resume (some activity or endeavor) following some hiatus or interruption that took place elsewhere. I'm going to have so much work to do when I return from my vacation. They've made me the temporary marketing director until Deborah returns from her maternity leave.
3. To give something back (to someone or something) from some place or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "return" and "from." The team was forced to punt on fourth down, returning it from their own 20 yard line. He wanted to return the kindness from a place of genuine gratitude.
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return from

some place to come back from some place. I just returned from a research trip in the Amazon basin. When will they return from their vacation?
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