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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybring back
he/she/itbrings back
present participlebringing back
past tensebrought back
past participlebrought back
  1. 1
    to cause ideas, feelings, or memories to be in your mind again

    Do these stories bring back any memories?

    bring it all back (=make someone remember everything):

    Seeing him again brought it all back.

  2. 3
    to give someone a job or position that they had in the past

    The rebels are attempting to bring back the exiled president.

  3. 4
    to bring something with you when you come back from a place

    Travellers brought back news of the outside world.

    He always brings me back something nice when he goes abroad.

  4. 5
    bring someone back to make a dead person live again

    ‘Anger won’t bring Jim back,’ she said.

  5. 6
    bring someone back to something used for saying that you are going to talk about a subject that you have already talked about

    This brings us back to the obvious question: why do we bother to watch the programme at all?

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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