give something back (to somebody)


give something back (to somebody)
ˌgive sb ˈback sth | ˌgive sthˈback (to sb) derived
1. to return sth to its owner

Could you give me back my pen?

Could you give me my pen back?

I picked it up and gave it back to him.

(informal)

Give it me back!

2. to allow sb to have sth again

The operation gave him back the use of his legs.

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