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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytake back
he/she/ittakes back
present participletaking back
past tensetook back
past participletaken back

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  1. 1
    to take something that you have bought back to the shops because it is broken or not suitable
    If you don’t like the scarf, I can take it back.
  2. 3
    to admit that something you said to or about someone was wrong
    I didn’t mean what I said – I take it back.
  3. 4
    take someone back to remind someone of something in the past
    This song always takes me back to my childhood.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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