give back

give back
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "give back":
present tense I/you/we/they give back he/she/it gives back present participle giving back past tense gave back past participle given back
1) to give someone something that they owned or had before

The company had to give back all the money customers had paid.

give someone back something:

We just want them to give us back our home.

2) to allow someone to feel an emotion again that they had stopped feeling
give someone back something:

A win today could give her back her confidence.

English dictionary. 2014.

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