run back to
run back (to someone or something)
1. To return (to someone, something, or some place) very quickly, as by running. He ran back to give me a note. I have to run back to the office to get some important documents.
2. To return something (to someone, something, or some place) very quickly, as by running. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "run" and "back." I just need to run this package back to the boss before I can take my lunch break. He ran back the ball that had gone into the neighbor's yard.
3. To return a recording to an earlier point and play it again. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "run" and "back." The prosecution ran back the tape for the jury so they could hear the defendant's words. The coach ran the video back to the fumble so we could see exactly what went wrong.
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run back to someone or something
to return to someone or something in a hurry. The child ran back to her mother. We all ran back to the house.
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