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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
(anatomy) With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located
“The bird's back feathers.”
Adjective
From or relating to the past
“The bus drivers union organized the strike to demand back pay owed to the drivers.”
Adjective
Lower in position
Adjective
Located in a distant place
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Towards a position further back
Adjective
Denoting the side of a piece of cloth that faces inwards
Adverb
Towards a position further back
“Jordan would suddenly push his chair back and jump to his feet.”
Adverb
At a distance away
“The queues would stretch for miles back in both directions.”
Adverb
A given period of time ago
“He arrived in this city 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.”
Noun
The back or tail end of a row or length
“Unfortunately, you will need to head to the back of the queue like everyone else.”
Noun
The spine of a person or animal
“My back was really sore after a strenuous day at work.”
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.”
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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?”
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A vulnerability or weak point
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A less conspicuous position
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A structure that complements or supplements something else
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The hindquarters of a four-legged mammal
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(in sport) A player whose task it is to protect their own side's goal
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A point far below the surface
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A particular side of a building
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A musical part which supports or partners an instrument, voice, or group
Verb
To promote or support the interests or cause of
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“The party has agreed to back the new laws if the government accepts the committee's suggested changes.”
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To give evidence or testimony to the truth or factuality of
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“Giorgio needs to back his claims about ancient aliens with hard facts.”
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To give financial, material, or moral support to
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“Many local organizations and foundations would back the incumbent.”
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To bet money on (a person or animal) winning a race or contest
“I didn't back him in the Irish Derby, but at those odds on Saturday, he was an unbelievable bet.”
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To be complemented by as an accompaniment
“A classy trio of acoustic guitars would back her dulcet voice.”
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(back off/away) To move backward, literally or figuratively
“I decided to back off after he assured me that he knew exactly what he was doing.”
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To promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
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Take an active interest in or be a supporter of
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Go or move back or further away from a previous position
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To endow with a quality, ability, or asset
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Give assurance
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Take a chance on winning
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Support or strengthen
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Contribute or undertake to contribute a certain sum of money to a fund, project, or cause, typically on a regular basis
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Take risky action in the hope of a desired result
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To predict the outcome of a future event
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To apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Take back; renege on
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To be purchasable for a specified price
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To grow larger or more numerous
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To apply great and continuous effort
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Used to express a wish to follow a particular course of action
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To care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing
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To change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
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