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1. (r) in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents" house"
2. (v) be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party" "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
3. (n) the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
4. (v) travel backward; "back into the driveway" "The car backed up and hit the tree"
5. (r) at or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back" "tripped when he stepped backward" "she looked rearward out the window of the car"
6. (n) the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
7. (n) the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage" "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
8. (v) give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion" "I can''t back this plan" "endorse a new project"
9. (r) in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
10. (n) (football) a person who plays in the backfield
11. (v) cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
12. (r) in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour" "never look back" "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
13. (v) support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
14. (r) in answer; "he wrote back three days later" "had little to say in reply to the questions"
15. (n) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
16. (v) be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
17. (n) the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
18. (r) in repayment or retaliation; "we paid back everything we had borrowed" "he hit me and I hit him back" "I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher"
19. (v) place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?" "I''m betting on the new horse"
20. (n) the part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a "kick me" sign on his back"
21. (v) shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
22. (n) a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
23. (v) establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
24. (n) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
25. (v) strengthen by providing with a back or backing
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