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return

  • document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability; "his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"
  • a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
  • the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
  • getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
  • the act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"
  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
  • happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"
  • a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
  • the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
  • a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
  • a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
  • (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
  • the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
  • go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"
  • give back; "render money"
  • go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
  • go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
  • bring back to the point of departure
  • return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"
  • make a return; "return a kickback"
  • answer back
  • be restored; "Her old vigor returned"
  • pay back; "Please refund me my money"
  • pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
  • elect again
  • be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
  • return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
  • give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
  • submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body"

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