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come back(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to return)
a. volver
He left without saying when he was coming back.Se marchó sin decir cuando volvería.
b. regresar
She's just come back from a long journey.Acaba de regresar de un largo viaje.
2. (to reply)
a. replicar
I wanted to come back with a witty remark but couldn't think of anything.Quería replicar con alguna agudeza pero no se me ocurrió nada.
3. (to get in contact again)
a. volver a contactar
I'll come back to you this afternoon with more information.Volveré a contactar contigo esta tarde con más información.
4. (to return to memory)
a. volver a la memoria
When I smelled the flowers, memories of my childhood came back to me.Al oler las flores, me volvieron a la memoria recuerdos de mi infancia.
b. acordarse
It's all coming back to me now.Ahora sí me acuerdo de todo.
5. (to return to fashion)
a. volver
Long skirts seem to have come back.Parece que vuelven las faldas largas.
6. (to happen again)
a. volver
Unfortunately, her depression has come back.Lamentablemente, le volvió la depresión.
7. (to be given in answer)
a. llegar en respuesta
I sent my friend an email, and a message came back that the address does not exist.Le envié un correo electrónico a mi amigo, pero me llegó en respuesta un mensaje diciendo que la dirección no existe.
8. (to turn out to be)
a. dar
Susie had a pregnancy test done last week, but it came back negative.Susie se hizo un test de embarazo la semana pasada, pero dio negativo.
9. (games or sports)
a. remontar
The Serbs came back in the final quarter, but the Spanish team held on to win.Los serbios remontaron en el último cuarto, pero el equipo español aguantó y venció.
b. recuperarse
He came back to win the match three sets to one.Se recuperó para ganar el partido por tres sets a uno.
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come back
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. volver, regresar
b. regresarse
to c back to what I was saying,…volviendo a lo que decía antes,…
it's all coming back to meahora me acuerdo de todo
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come back
1 (return) volver; regresar; (LAm)
my brother is coming back tomorrow mi hermano vuelve mañana; would you like to come back for a cup of tea? ¿quieres volver a casa a tomar un té?; to come back to what we were discussing ... volviendo a lo anterior ...; it all comes back to money todo viene a ser cuestión de dinero
2 (reply)
can I come back to you on that one? ¿te importa si dejamos ese punto para mas tarde?; when accused, he came back with a counter-accusation cuando le acusaron, respondió con una contraacusación
3 (return to mind)
it's all coming back to me ahora sí me acuerdo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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