come back
intransitive verb Date: 1850 1. to return to life or vitality 2. to return to memory <
it's all coming back to me now
>
3. reply, retort <
when questioned, he came back with a vehement denial
>
4. to regain a former favorable condition or position

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — {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 — 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 — 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

  • come back — ► come back chiefly N. Amer. reply or respond, especially vigorously. Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary

  • come back — index recur, resurgence, retort, return (go back) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • come-back — |camebéque| s. m. Regresso, em voga, ao primeiro plano de uma pessoa há pouco célebre, após um período de esquecimento ou de inatividade.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • come|back — «KUHM BAK», noun. 1. Informal. a return to a former condition or position: »Then after his near fatal auto crash in 1949 [Ben Hogan] made his famous comeback at Merion, Pa., by triumphing in 1950 (New York Times). 2. U.S. Slang. a clever answer;… …   Useful english dictionary

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