flash back to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyflash back to
he/she/itflashes back to
present participleflashing back to
past tenseflashed back to
past participleflashed back to
  1. flash back to something to suddenly remember something that happened in the past

    His memory flashed back to the last time he was in a prison cell.

See also main entry: flash