come back

[come back] {v.}, {informal} 1. To reply; answer.

The lawyer came back sharply in defense of his client.

No matter how the audience heckled him, the comedian always had an answer to come back with.

2. To get a former place or position back, reach again a place which you have lost.

After a year off to have her baby, the singer came back to even greater fame.

It is hard for a retired prizefighter to come back and beat a younger man.