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Don’t look back, but there’s a man following us.
He asked us to move back a few yards.
Get back – he’s got a gun!
Everybody stand back while I light the fire.
I’m never going back home.
Put those CDs back where you found them.
Jane phoned, and I said you’d phone her back later.
‘Have you any idea where we are?’ ‘No’, Dan shouted back.
Back in the ’70s, disco music was very popular.
She had a minor operation a few years back.
Things were different back then.
Back at the hospital, the baby had just been born.
This is the British English definition of back. View American English definition of back.
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