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Definition of "give back" [give back]

  • To return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.). (verb)
  • To contribute money, goods, or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "give back" in a sentence
  • "By the Peace of Barcelona (1529) Charles V bound himself to give back Reggio to the popes, but he did not do so."
  • "He would, in such case, be bound in honour to vacate his seat and give back Loughton to his offended patron."
  • "I mounted in one flying leap, and the little beast reared in astonishment, sending the groom flying and causing the others to give back from her flashing fore-hooves."