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Being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
“The back row.”
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.”
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.”
In relation to anatomy
A behind part or surface
“The back of the queue.”
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.”
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.”
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?”
A vulnerable point
“… a candidate needing a loyal aide who can be relied upon to always watch his back.”
To promote the interests or cause of
“Over 97 per cent backed the changes.”
Walk or drive backwards
“She tried to back away.”
To bet on the success of
“It is upsetting to discover that you have backed a loser.”
“At least 37 newspapers backed the president.”
“I didn't back him in the Irish Derby, but at those odds on Saturday, he was an unbelievable bet.”
“… the author needs to back her thesis with more facts.”
“She chose to be backed by a classy trio of acoustic guitars.”
Toward the rear
“Fifty minutes of the interview have elapsed and Eddie Jordan has pushed back his chair and jumped to his feet.”
At a distance away
“The queues stretched back in both directions for hundreds of years the whole time I was there.”
Earlier than the present time
“Her husband left her a few months back.”
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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