Definition of flash back in English:

flash back

  • (Of a person’s thoughts or mind) briefly and suddenly recall a previous time or incident: her thoughts immediately flashed back to last night
    More example sentences
    • Suddenly my mind flashed back to a day eight months ago.
    • My mind immediately flashed back to my dream, and I blushed again.
    • My mind kept flashing back to what happened two weeks ago.
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