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start back

To begin returning to some place. Let's start back now so we can get home before dinner. We started back before I had a chance to get any photos of the place.
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start back (to some place)

to begin the journey back to a place. When do we start back to Chicago? It's time to start back.
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start back

v.
To begin a return journey: We had better start back soon or we won't get home before dark.
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References in classic literature ?
He looked again at the poor dead thing that had been man, and then he started back in dismay.
Collins readily assented, and a book was produced; but, on beholding it (for everything announced it to be from a circulating library), he started back, and begging pardon, protested that he never read novels.
She therefore no sooner opened the door, and saw her master standing by the bedside in his shirt, with a candle in his hand, than she started back in a most terrible fright, and might perhaps have swooned away, had he not now recollected his being undrest, and put an end to her terrors by desiring her to stay without the door till he had thrown some cloathes over his back, and was become incapable of shocking the pure eyes of Mrs Deborah Wilkins, who, though in the fifty-second year of her age, vowed she had never beheld a man without his coat.
He started back at the sound of his own name as if I had struck him--he started back, and turned so deadly pale that I feared he was going to drop at my feet in a swoon.
Here then!' Alice said, as she held out her hand and tried to stroke it; but it only started back a little, and then stood looking at her again.
"That was a good shot you made when you bowled over the jaguar," said Ned, as the two young explorers started back to their camp.
Then, followed by Toto and Billina, she walked away from the high marble wall and started back along the narrow path toward the sign-post.
At the name of Robin Hood the woman started back, and then, as though bethinking herself, unbarred the door and admitted him.
He started back in dismay at a sight terrible to his countrymen in general--the sight of an open window.
At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification.
The art of keeping fish and reptiles as domestic pets had not at that time been popularized in England; and Magdalen, on entering the room, started back, in irrepressible astonishment and disgust, from the first specimen of an Aquarium that she had ever seen.
Magdalen started back in disgust from the first perceptible movement in the creature's body, trifling as it was, and returned to her chair.
Although the 'WhatsApp Gold' virus update has been debunked, which started back in 2016, the scam message referenced it to make it more believable, according to Standard.co.uk.
The Drumps'Daredevils' started back their training last week ahead of a busy summer schedule.
It all started back in March 2008 when Anum was returning to Muzaffarabad with her family after attending a wedding in Rawalpindi.