come back

come back
to return; to return to an advantageous or favorable state or condition. •

Walter practiced every day, hoping to come back from his injury.

When will the good old days come back?

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{v.}, {informal} 1. To reply; answer. * /The lawyer came back sharply in defense of his client./ * /No matter how the audience heckled him, the comedian always had an answer to come back with./ 2. To get a former place or position back, reach again a place which you have lost. * /After a year off to have her baby, the singer came back to even greater fame./ * /It is hard for a retired prize fighter to come hack and beat a younger man./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Come Back to Me — may refer to: Come Back to Me (Janet Jackson song) Come Back to Me (Utada song) Come Back to Me (Vanessa Hudgens song) Come Back to Me (Ayreon song) Come Back to Me (David Cook song) Come Back to Me (Desperate Housewives), an episode of Desperate …   Wikipedia

  • Come-back — auch: Come|back 〈[kʌmbæ̣k] n. 15〉 Wiederauftreten eines bekannten Künstlers, Politikers od. Sportlers nach längerer Pause [engl., „Rückkehr, Zurückkommen“] * * * Come|back, Come back [kam bɛk ], das; [s], s [engl. comeback, zu: to come back =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • come-back — [ kɔmbak ] n. m. inv. • 1961; mot angl. « retour » ♦ Anglic. Retour (d une personnalité, d une vedette) dans l actualité, après une période de relatif oubli. Faire son come back. ⇒ rentrée. ● come back nom masculin invariable (anglais come back,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • come back — {v.}, {informal} 1. To reply; answer. * /The lawyer came back sharply in defense of his client./ * /No matter how the audience heckled him, the comedian always had an answer to come back with./ 2. To get a former place or position back, reach… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come back to — ˌcome ˈback to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come back to he/she/it comes back to present participle coming back to past tense came back to …   Useful english dictionary

  • Come-back — Come back, Come·back [kam bɛk] das; (s), s; 1 das Auftreten eines Künstlers, Sportlers oder Politikers in der Öffentlichkeit nach einer längeren Unterbrechung seiner Karriere <sein Come back feiern; er versuchte ein Come back> 2 etwas… …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • Come Back to Me — puede referirse a: Come Back to Me (una canción de Janet Jackson). Come Back to Me (una canción de Vanessa Hudgens). Come Back to Me (una canción de Utada). Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título …   Wikipedia Español

  • Come Back to Me — Single par Vanessa Hudgens extrait de l’album V Face B Too Emotional Sortie 25 août 2006 7 juillet 2007 Durée 2 46 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Come-back — auch: Come|back 〈[kʌmbæ̣k] n.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s〉 Wiederauftreten eines bekannten Künstlers, Politikers od. Sportlers nach längerer Pause [Etym.: engl., »Rückkehr, Zurückkommen«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • come back — [v] return come again, do better, reappear, recover, recur, re enter, remigrate, resume, triumph; concept 239 Ant. depart, go, leave …   New thesaurus

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