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act up to happen again or return, as an illness or malfunction. [1/3 definitions]
antistrophe in ancient Greek poetry or theater, the return movement made by the chorus in response to the previous strophe. (Cf. strophe.) [1/2 definitions]
atman (cap.) the universal soul from which all individual souls derive and to which, as the supreme goal of existence, they return. [1/2 definitions]
back in return or in reply. [1/15 definitions]
bail1 an amount of money or other property left with a court to ensure that a person who is released after arrest will return to stand trial. [1/5 definitions]
benefice land held by a feudal tenant as a return for services to the owner. [1/3 definitions]
boomerang a curved wooden club designed to return to the thrower when hurled, used as a hunting weapon by Australian aborigines. [2/3 definitions]
bribe something, esp. money, that is illicitly promised or given in return for privileges or favors, usu. to someone in a position of public trust. [1/4 definitions]
callback a request to a worker to return to work, esp. after a layoff or after normal working hours. [2/3 definitions]
carrier pigeon a pigeon trained to return to its home base, esp. one used to carry messages from outposts; homing pigeon. [1/2 definitions]
comeback (informal) a return to a former status, popularity, level of performance, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
come home to roost of an action or actions, to return or rebound against the doer; boomerang.
compensation something given or received in return or reparation for something else, such as wages for work or a cash settlement for injuries sustained. [1/2 definitions]
compose to bring or return (oneself) to a state of calm or readiness. [1/6 definitions]
correspondence school a school that mails study materials and examinations to its students, who return them by mail to the school for grading.
counter3 to say in response as an opposing argument or verbal return of attack. [1/8 definitions]
counterattack an attack made in return for another attack. [1/2 definitions]
cropper a person who raises crops on someone else's land, in return for a share of the harvest; sharecropper. [1/4 definitions]
curtain call an invitation, communicated by an audience's appreciative applause, for performers to return to the stage after a performance has ended.
dal segno from the sign (used in music as a direction to return to the point so marked and repeat a passage).
deadhead of a vehicle, to return without a payload. [1/5 definitions]