want (someone or something) back

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want (someone or something) back

To desire for someone or something to return or be returned by someone or something else. I didn't mind lending you my book for the weekend, but I want it back now. Jenny says she wants Marcus back, but I really don't think he's good for her. Kids are always eager to be adults, then they grow up and want their childhoods back.
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want someone or something back

to desire the return of someone or something. Timmy wanted his mother back very badly. I want my money back!
See also: back, want