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return verb

ADV. recently | shortly | eventually | safely Our aircraft all returned safely to their bases. | voluntarily | forcibly The asylum seekers are to be forcibly returned to their home countries. | home

VERB + RETURN be due to She is due to return to school in a fortnight. | be expected to, be likely to, be/look set to | be allowed to | decide to, expect to, hope to, intend to, plan to, want to, wish to | agree to, promise to | fail to Suspicions were aroused when he failed to return to work on Monday morning. | force sb to Lack of cash forced her to return to work.

PREP. from She had recently returned from Paris. | to She never returned the book to me.