start back - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystart back
he/she/itstarts back
present participlestarting back
past tensestarted back
past participlestarted back
  1. 1
    to begin returning to a place

    It’s time we were starting back.

    start back to/towards:

    The rest of us had started back to Oxford.

  2. 3
    to begin studying or working again after a break

    I want to start back as soon as I’m fit.

  3. 4
    if school, university etc starts back, classes begin again after a break

    When do the schools start back?

See also main entry: start