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[ verb ] come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

He went_into the Army in March , 1957 , and returned two years later .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

If we return to them today , we have no difficulty spotting their weaknesses but we find them still pleasing .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Return to the standing position .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

We shall return to these statements and deal with them more fully as the evidence for them accumulates .

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

For it is clear that the total number of ordinary intersections of C and **f must be even ( otherwise , starting in the interior of C , **f could not finally return to the interior ) , and the center of rotation at t is the argument of the function , not a value .

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[ noun ] (writing) document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability

Examples

"his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

One , by Sen._Louis_Crump of San_Saba , would aid more than 17000 retailers who pay a group of miscellaneous excise_taxes by eliminating the requirement that each return be notarized .

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[ verb ] give back

Synonyms

render

Examples

"render money"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

In the line of operatic trades to cushion the budget , the Dallas_Civic_Opera will use San_Francisco 's new Leni_Bauer-Ecsy production of `` Lucia_di_Lammermoor '' this season , returning the favor next season when San_Francisco uses the Dallas `` Don_Giovanni '' , designed by Franco_Zeffirelli .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Bullets were so thick , throwing sand in his face , that he found it difficult to return the fire .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Since ordinary breakfast-table conversation was impossible , it was at_least something that they were able to offer Eugene the sugar_bowl with their sugar in it , and the plate of bread_and_butter , and that Eugene could return the pitcher of hot milk to them handle first .

Related terms

give feed_back restitution

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[ verb ] go back to a previous state

Examples

"We reverted to the old rules"

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

But let us return , after this gruesome interlude , to our willow catkins in the spring ; there are other wild bees that command our attention .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

After this brief discussion of neo - , paleocortical , and cortico-hypothalamic relations , let us return once_more to the problem of hypothalamic balance and its physiological and pathological significance .

Some investigators have found a parallelism between remissions and return of the sympathetic reactivity of the hypothalamus to the normal level as indicated by the Mecholyl_test and , conversely , between clinical impairment and increasing deviation of this test from the norm .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Moreover , it is too readily forgotten that in the Republic what gave the initial impetus to Plato 's excursus into the construction of an imaginary commonwealth with its ruling-class communism of goods , wives , and children , was his quest for a canon for the proper ordering of the individual human psyche ; and it is to this problem that the Republic ultimately returns .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

When enough time had elapsed so_that there was little likelihood of his returning for something he had forgotten , Harold went_out into the hall and stood looking into one room after another .

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[ noun ] a coming to or returning home

Synonyms

homecoming

Examples

"on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"

Used in print

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

When the telephone rang on the day after Hino went down to the village , Rector had a hunch it would be Hino with some morsel of information too important to wait until his return , for there were few telephones in the village and the phone in Rector 's office rarely rang unless it was important .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

By odd coincidence , on the evening of her return Shelley chose to read Parisina , which was the latest of the titled poet 's successes .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

But after the doctor 's return that night Alex could see , from the high window in his own room , the now familiar figure crouched on a truly impressive heap of towels , apparently giving its egg hatching powers one final chance before it was replaced in its office by a sure-enough hen .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Those persons who were lucky enough to see and hear the performance of his work at the Brest-Silevniov_Festival in August , 1916 , will certainly welcome his return to public notice ; and it is not unlikely that , even as the great Bach lay_dormant for so many years , so has the erudite , ingenious SalFininistas passed_through his `` purgatory '' of neglect .

Related terms

arrival repatriation

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[ verb ] go back to something earlier

Examples

"This harks back to a previous remark of his"

Used in print

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Returning once_again to the Schnabel reissue , I am beguiled anew by the magnificence of this pianist 's musical penetration .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

The comfort was short-lived , yet she found herself returning to the assurance whenever her imagination forced images on her too awful to contemplate without the prop of illusion .

Related terms

denote recur

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[ noun ] the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

Synonyms

coming_back

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

The 53 - year old Shea , a prominent corporation lawyer with a sports background , is generally recognized as the man most responsible_for the imminent return of a National_League club to New_York .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Those persons who were lucky enough to see and hear the performance of his work at the Brest-Silevniov_Festival in August , 1916 , will certainly welcome his return to public notice ; and it is not unlikely that , even as the great Bach lay_dormant for so many years , so has the erudite , ingenious SalFininistas passed_through his `` purgatory '' of neglect .

Related terms

turning revert

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[ verb ] bring back to the point of departure

Used in print

(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)

By failing to do as he was told instantly - to take_out a permit or return the gun to his car - he had played into Lord 's hands .

(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)

The fact that Jess 's horse had not been returned to its stall could indicate that Diane 's information had been wrong , but Curt did n't interpret it this way .

Related terms

bring

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[ noun ] getting something back again

Examples

"upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

The return of the Catholic hierarchy in 1850 was looked_upon with indignant disapprobation and , in_fact , was charged with being a gesture of disloyalty .

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[ verb ] (american football) make a return, as of a punt or a kickback, in football

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Saxton has made only one second-half appearance this season and that was in the Washington_State game , for four plays : he returned the kickoff 30 yards , gained five yards through the line and_then uncorked a 56 - yard touchdown run before retiring to the bench .

The Air_Force's , and the game 's , final play , was a long pass by quarterback Bob_McNaughton which Gannon intercepted on his own 44 and returned 22 yards .

Related terms

transport football

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[ noun ] the act of returning to a prior location

Examples

"they set out on their return to the base camp"

Used in print

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

He set_out on his 700 - mile return journey with five families of discontented and disappointed Swiss who turned their eyes toward the United_States .

(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

Yet long before the scheduled time for return , Donovan would be watching for every speck in the sky .

Related terms

motion remand reentry

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[ verb ] return in kind

Examples

"return a compliment" "return her love"

Used in print

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

One is so accustomed to think_of men as the privileged who need but ask and receive , and women as submissive and yielding , that our sympathies are usually enlisted on the side of the man whose love is not returned , and we condemn the woman as a coquette .

Related terms

reciprocate rejoinder

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[ verb ] be restored

Examples

"Her old vigor returned"

Used in print

(Mary Savage, Just for Tonight....)

For a moment , she could not catch her breath and_then , her breath returning in_short , frightened spasms , she lifted herself to her feet laboriously .

Related terms

reappear

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[ verb ] answer back

Used in print

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

`` If you can fix it up with the undertaker '' , returned the politician , `` it 's all_right with me '' .

Related terms

answer rejoinder

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[ verb ] pass down

Synonyms

deliver render

Examples

"render a verdict" "deliver a judgment"

Used in print

(The Oregonian, [Portland],...)

Secret Grand_Jury indictments were returned against the pair last week , Detective_Murray_Logan reported .

Related terms

communicate

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[ verb ] pay back

Examples

"Please refund me my money"

Used in print

(Winfred Van Atta, Shock Treatment....)

He had just returned my change when the doorman came_in off the street to page me .

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[ noun ] (business) the income arising from land or other property

Examples

"the average return was about 5%"

Used in print

(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)

Returns for money and labor invested may be small even in a good year .

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[ verb ] submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority

Examples

"submit a bill to a legislative body"

Related terms

submit report_out

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[ noun ] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Examples

"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Related terms

reply sass retort counter

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[ verb ] give or supply

Examples

"The cow brings in 5 liters of milk" "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn" "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

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[ verb ] (mathematics) return to a previous position; in mathematics

Examples

: "The point returned to the interior of the figure"

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[ noun ] happening again (especially at regular intervals)

Synonyms

recurrence

Examples

"the return of spring"

Related terms

repeat atavism flashback recur

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[ noun ] (sport,tennis) a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player

Examples

"he won the point on a cross-court return"

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[ verb ] be inherited by

Synonyms

pass devolve fall

Examples

"The estate fell to my sister" "The land returned to the family" "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"

Related terms

change_hands fall accrue

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[ verb ] elect again

Synonyms

reelect

Related terms

elect reelection

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[ noun ] (computer science) the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

Synonyms

return_key

Related terms

key

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[ noun ] a reciprocal group action

Examples

"in return we gave them as good as we got"

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[ noun ] the act of someone appearing again

Synonyms

reappearance

Examples

"his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"

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[ noun ] (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
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