report back


report back
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "report back":
present tense I/you/we/they report back he/she/it reports back present participle reporting back past tense reported back past participle reported back
1) to tell or send someone information that you have discovered
report back with:

Investigators will report back with their findings in January.

report back to:

He promised to investigate it and then report back to the committee.

2) to return to a place in order to say that you are present or ready to start working again
report back to:

Striking workers should report back to their supervisors on Monday.


English dictionary. 2014.

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