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    Hi dear teachers. I have a question about the phrasal verb '' smile back''. What does it mean?
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    As near as I can determine it means to return the smile of another. That is, when someone smiles at you you smile back at them.





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    He smiled back at me

    He wrote back to me.

    He gave it back to me.

    He took the book back for me. (He took the book back to the library for me.)

    It was quite a scare, and knocked some sense back into him.

    That course of vitamins has put some life back in me.

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    In fact, I was listing to the Eminem's song ''when I'm gone'':
    when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
    Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
    Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
    And I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no pain
    Just smile back

    Thank you.

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    Do you think it might have helped those trying to respond to your query if you had given this context!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's tear View Post
    In fact, I was listing to the Eminem's song ''when I'm gone'':

    when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
    Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
    Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
    And I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no pain
    Just smile back

    The context explains everything.
    Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
    And I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel no pain
    Just smile back
    (It's not the Eminem, just Eminem.)



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    Thank you dear teachers and thank you Ronbee for correcting me. Happy feast to all.

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