give back

give back
pay back

Please refund me my money

Syn: ↑refund, ↑return, ↑repay
Derivationally related forms: ↑repayment (for: ↑repay), ↑refund (for: ↑refund)
Hypernyms: ↑pay
Hyponyms: ↑reimburse, ↑restore, ↑restitute
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody something


Somebody ——s something to somebody

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give back [phrasal verb]
give (something) back or give back (something) : to cause someone to have (something) again : to return or restore (something) to someone

He gave back the money he found to the person who'd lost it.

Her encouragement helped to give me back my self-confidence. [=her encouragement helped me to get my self-confidence back]

They agreed to give him his old job back.

— see also giveback
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Main Entry:give

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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