return back vs return : Common Errors in English

About return back vs return

A redundancy. Use just “return,” unless you mean to say instead “turnback."

return Meaning(s)

  • (n) document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
  • (n) a coming to or returning home
  • (n) the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
  • (n) getting something back again
  • (n) the act of going back to a prior location
  • (n) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • (n) happening again (especially at regular intervals)
  • (n) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • (n) the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
  • (n) a reciprocal group action
  • (n) a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
  • (n) (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
  • (n) the act of someone appearing again
  • (v) go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
  • (v) give back
  • (v) go back to a previous state
  • (v) go back to something earlier
  • (v) bring back to the point of departure
  • (v) return in kind
  • (v) make a return
  • (v) answer back
  • (v) be restored
  • (v) pay back
  • (v) pass down
  • (v) elect again
  • (v) be inherited by
  • (v) return to a previous position; in mathematics
  • (v) give or supply
  • (v) submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority

return back in News

  • Europe Testing Prototype Mini-Shuttle

    Europe is developing its first spaceship designed to return back through Earth’s atmosphere, a key technology for flying and returning not only experiments, but perhaps eventually people as well. Continue reading ?
    on June 21, 2013 Source: Discovery News

return in News

  1. Astros return home behind Bedard against White Sox

    The Astros return to Minute Maid Park after a tough road trip, hosting the White Sox on Friday. Erik Bedard starts for Houston, opposing Chicago's Chris Sale.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Houston Astros

  2. Wilson Ramos: (Hamstring) Unlikely To Return Before All-Star Break

    Update: Ramos (hamstring) is unlikely to return before the All-Star break after suffering a setback in his recovery Wednesday, Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Tustumema's return delayed again

    The return to service of the Alaska State Ferry M/V Tustumena has been delayed again. The Alaska Marine Highway System announced last week that the Tustumena will not return to service until July 23. Repair and renovations started last November at the Seward Ship's Drydock, and the Tustumena originally was to return to service on April 17. Because of unexpected steel work and other repairs, that ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Peninsula Clarion

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