return to (someone, something, or some place)

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return to (someone, something, or some place)

1. To go or travel back to some place or thing. I'd love to return to Japan someday. She has to return to the shop because she forgot to buy milk.
2. To resume some activity or endeavor. I wish you would return to writing. You have such a natural talent for it! I'm dreading returning to work on Monday.
3. To resume a romantic relationship with someone. Sarah returned to her husband after being separated from him for nearly a year. I don't understand why Tom keeps returning to her after she mistreats him like that time and time again.
4. To give someone or something back to another person or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "return" and "to." Make sure you return this book to me soon—I need it for my research paper. The police returned the missing girl to her parents.
5. To put something back in its proper location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "return" and "to." He examined the people in the picture and then returned it to the mantelpiece. The principal said she was giving the thieves 24 hours to return the school's mascot to its display case before she pursued a criminal investigation.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

return someone or something to someone

to give someone or something back to someone. Please return my tools to me. Would you return my book to me soon?
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return to some place

to go or come back to some place. When do you plan to return to your home? I will return there when I have finished here.
See also: place, return, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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