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Noun: comeback  'kúm,bak
  1. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    "it brought a sharp comeback from the teacher";
    - rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, counter
     
  2. Return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity
Verb: come back  kúm bak
  1. Be restored
    "Her old vigour came back";
    - return
     
  2. Go back to something earlier
    "This comes back to a previous remark of his";
    - hark back, return, recall
     
  3. Even the score, in sports
     
  4. Respond in a quick, clever or humorous way
    - retort, repay, return, riposte, rejoin

Derived forms: coming back, comes back, comebacks, come back, came back

Type of: answer, catch up, denote, reappear, reappearance, re-emerge, refer, reply, respond, response, return

Encyclopedia: Comeback