get back

Definitions

  • Will you get the twopence back
    Will you get the twopence back
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get back get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury "I finally settled with my old enemy"
    • v get back recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost "We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company","He got back his son from the kidnappers"
    • v get back take revenge or even out a score "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"
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Quotations

  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger
    “It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.”
  • Jimmy Connors
    Jimmy Connors
    “Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.”
  • Grace Speare
    Grace Speare
    “The more we give of anything, the more we shall get back.”
  • Al Bundy
    Al Bundy
    “Insurance is like marriage. You pay, pay, pay, and you never get anything back.”
  • Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones
    Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones
    “Loyalty is something you give regardless of what you get back, and in giving loyalty, you're getting more loyalty; and out of loyalty flow other great qualities.”

Idioms

Get back on the horse that bucked you - When you start drinking again after being hungover from drinking the previous night.
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Get the monkey off your back - If you get the monkey off your back, you pass on a problem to someone else.
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Put or get someone's back up - If you put or get someone's back up, you annoy them.
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Usage

In literature:

Get outa this den of iniquity an' hustle back to the room where the little lady is waitin' for you.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Then you can try to get away, rejoin the automobile, and get back to our lines.
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
They had seen the news and were afraid that, if they didn't get back at once, they wouldn't get back at all.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
Milt was her only means of ever getting back to it.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
You see, just lately I have begun to be anxious to get back to my books.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
And we had to hustle, too, to get back here and waltz you out of Thompson's mausoleum.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
But come, boys, we must be getting back to camp.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
But I do know this, I'm going to get myself a nice quiet milk run to Saturn or someplace, soon as I get back to E.H.Q.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
I wanted to get back to Ruth.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
You can skip it, you see, if you want to get back to Krakatoa Villa.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
And how did you get back?
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
So I shall make another effort to get back to "Elmer" and "Pauline Augusta.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
I want to get back to the circus.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
Dave, you take my advice and watch him, when we get back to school.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
Before they get back it will be too late.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
If we don't get back quick we shall be drenched.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
So get back in the car with them kids and get out of here.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
First, he had to get back to the chateau ahead of the funeral procession and join his men there.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
I've got to get back.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
If the enemy can elude us and get back and capture the camp they win.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
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In poetry:

What could it be? for friends are slack,
And give, I rather trow,
When they are sure of getting back
As much as they bestow.
"A Fowl Affair" by Hattie Howard
But Wambala rose in anger;
"Thou art old, and worn with years,
Get thee back to sheep and meadows,
We have banished age and cares."
"Wambala of the Streams." by R S Ward
"Wilt thou with us in England ride,
And thy safe warrand we will be?
If we get a horse worth a hundred punds,
Upon his back that thou shalt be."
"Hobbie Noble" by Andrew Lang
The wiry rose-trees scratch the window-pane;
The window rattles loud;
The wind beats at the door,
But never gets an answer back again,
The silence is so proud.
"The House Of Youth" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
An when Sundy comes,--off to th' chapel or church,
An when we get back we'll prepare,
Some sooart ov a meal,--tho its hooamly an rough,
If its whooalsum we nivver need care.
"If" by John Hartley
See, our huge house of the sounds,
Hushing its hundreds at once,
Bids the last loiterer back to his bounds!
O you may challenge them, not a response
Get the church-saints on their rounds!
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning

In news:

I am ready to get back to work.
Get back to roots with the peasant 's soup.
On last night's "Breaking Bad," Jesse (Aaron Paul) got into trouble trying to get back some stolen cash.
We have, once again, celebrated our way into January and, for most of us, it's time to get back to reality after the whirlwind that is the holiday season.
Allbee is working to get-back after being in a medically-induced coma for 23 days and about two months in the hospital.
Allbee is working to get-back after being in a medically-induced coma for 23 days with viral pneumonia.
1 BP is gunning to get back to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Given that sequels have become almost more common than originals, it's no wonder that MICHAEL TOLKIN is attempting to get back in the game with a decade-late follow-up to his satire The Player.
Derry Accepts Plea Bargain & Gets Back To Work.
AP Photo The Detroit Lions' defense hopes to get back to the level it was at during the early part of the season.
Was Jon Stewart's Poke at Viacom Responsible for Shows Getting Back Online.
The St Louis Billkens look to get back to a plus.500 record with a much.
I must admit, I don't think I've ever gotten excited over and artist coming out of retirement or band getting back together again.
WINSTON-SALEM — Latin Kings leader Jorge Cornell was on a " power trip " and wanted to get back at those who left the gang, according to testimony Thursday about an informant's secret recordings of conversations with Cornell.
In fact, Americans get back their buying power when purchasing Canadian products like never before.
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In science:

We get aiaj = 0, and we are back to the previous case.
Number Operator Algebras
Let us get back to the two sequences of binary numbers given above.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Putting this back in the equation we get that f (ai ) = x − 2β i for all i.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
In the limit n ! ¥ we can again replace the sum by an integral and we get back the uniform distribution for ri .
Entropy of Pseudo Random Number Generators
As we have already mentioned it, in the limit τ → 0, one gets back the quasiequilibrium approximation - and the type of the dynamics is preserved.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
On the other hand, by pulling back the fibred product connection eA ⊙ A w.r.t. σ ⊙ σ−1 , one gets a connection 1-form on P ⊙ eP , by the G × G-equivariance of σ ⊙ σ−1 .
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
We get back to the specified equation E (−n, a, c).
Degenerate Gauss hypergeometric functions
Inverse avalanches were introduced before to get back the recursive configuration corresponding to the particle deletion operator .
Particle-hole symmetry in a sandpile model
Thus, when G is the complete graph Kn we get back the probability space G(n, p).
Pseudo-random graphs
In case κ = 2ν − 1, we get back the exact result.
Directed polymers and Randomness
This is because for zero force one should get back the unperturbed size while the force term may enter only in a dimensionless form in the above equation where the quantities available are the size R0 and the thermal energy.
Directed polymers and Randomness
In such a situation, one gets back strong self-averaging behaviour .
Directed polymers and Randomness
Avoid screen clutter or information overload on screens • Have reminders to get back into focus on the task at hand • Help in organization of information • Some people have difficulty in recalling events based on time.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It is also clear that two hops Ha get us back to the original permutation.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
We will get back to this solution in the next section.
Non-Gravitating Scalar Field in the FRW Background
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