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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreport back
he/she/itreports back
present participlereporting back
past tensereported back
past participlereported back
  1. 1
    to tell or send someone information that you have discovered
    report back with:

    Investigators will report back with their findings as soon as possible.

    report back to:

    He promised to investigate it and then report back to the committee.

  2. 2
    to return to a place in order to say that you are present or ready to start working again
    report back to:

    Striking workers should report back to their supervisors on Monday.

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