Confused about the word 다녀오다

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Jan 17, 2011 00:41
I saw this sentence today 은행에 좀 다녀와 주시겠어요? They give the translation Can you go to the bank please?

In the break down of the sentence they give 다녀오다 as the base form of 다녀와 and say it means To get back from, to be back from.

I have two dictionaries and I cant find 다녀오다 in either of them and how can a word meaning get back from, or to be back from be used to say Go? Surely if you are going to ask someone to go somewhere you would use 가다.

Can you please explain this one for me as Im really confused here

Thank you..