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Dictionary definition for: Back

1. (v) be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party" "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

2. (n) the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"

3. (r) in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents" house"

4. (n) the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

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. (v) travel backward; "back into the driveway" "The car backed up and hit the tree"

7. (v) give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion" "I can''t back this plan" "endorse a new project"

8. (r) in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"

9. (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"

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. (r) in answer; "he wrote back three days later" "had little to say in reply to the questions"

14. (v) support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"

15. (n) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"

16. (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"

17. (n) the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"

18. (v) be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"

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. (n) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

24. (v) establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"

25. (v) strengthen by providing with a back or backing

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