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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylook back
he/she/itlooks back
present participlelooking back
past tenselooked back
past participlelooked back
  1. 1
    to think about a time or event in the past
    look back on:

    Most people look back on their school days with fondness.

  2. 2
    someone never looked back used for saying that someone achieved something special and then became even more successful

    I took the art college offer and have never looked back.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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