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|present participle||going back|
|past tense||went back|
|past participle||gone back|
It started to rain, so we decided to go back.
We didn't think he'd go back to his wife after everything that's happened.
I'd like to go back to what Abby was saying just a minute ago.
She should be well enough to go back to work on Wednesday.
The computer breaks down and you go back to writing things down on pieces of paper.
I left my keys in the office and had to go back for them.
My interest in the subject goes back many years.
Some of these houses go back to the early 19th century.
This is the American English definition of go back. View British English definition of go back.
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