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Adjective
Being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
“The back row.”
Adjective
From or relating to the past
“It has to be applied for and if left longer than three months after the retirement birthday, no back pay will be given.”
Adjective
Of or at the back of something
“It was my mum who introduced me to gardening, even if it was something as simple as pottering in the back garden.”
Adjective
In relation to anatomy
Noun
A behind part or surface
“The back of the queue.”
Noun
The spine of a person or animal
“He had cracked three vertebrae in his back but has been told he will make a full recovery.”
Noun
The part or side of an object opposite the front
“There could even be room for a modest theme park at the back of the site, so family fun would be assured.”
Noun
The side or part of an object that is not normally seen or used
“How about reaching back over your shoulder and touching the back of your neck?”
Noun
A vulnerable point
“… a candidate needing a loyal aide who can be relied upon to always watch his back.”
Verb
To promote the interests or cause of
“Over 97 per cent backed the changes.”
Verb
Walk or drive backwards
“She tried to back away.”
Verb
To bet on the success of
“It is upsetting to discover that you have backed a loser.”
Verb
“At least 37 newspapers backed the president.”
Verb
“I didn't back him in the Irish Derby, but at those odds on Saturday, he was an unbelievable bet.”
Verb
“… the author needs to back her thesis with more facts.”
Verb
“She chose to be backed by a classy trio of acoustic guitars.”
Adverb
Toward the rear
“Fifty minutes of the interview have elapsed and Eddie Jordan has pushed back his chair and jumped to his feet.”
Adverb
At a distance away
“The queues stretched back in both directions for hundreds of years the whole time I was there.”
Adverb
Earlier than the present time
“Her husband left her a few months back.”
Adverb
To or towards the original starting point or condition
“Denise hopes to be back at work by the time her daughter is one.”
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