come back

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 again a place which you have lost.
After a year off to have her baby, the singer came back to even greater fame.
It is hard for a retired prize fighter to come hack and beat a younger man.
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