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back

pronunciation:
baek
parts of speech:
noun, verb, adjective, adverb
phrases:
in back, back and forth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of the body that is on the side opposite the chest and between the neck and hips.
He tapped me on the back, and I turned around.
 
definition 2: the side opposite the front.
Put your name on the back of this paper.I didn't see the man's face because I only saw the back of him.
 
synonyms:
rear, reverse
antonyms:
front
definition 3: a part of an object that supports the part of the body opposite the chest.
I leaned against the back of the chair.
similar words:
support
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: backed, backing, backs
definition: to cause something to move with its back part first.
He backed the car out of the garage.
synonyms:
reverse
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: located behind the front part.
The children rode in the back seat of the car.
synonyms:
rear
phrase: in back
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in the direction of things that are behind something or someone.
The police officer told the people to move back.Could you move your car back? I can't get out.
definition 2: to a place where you were before, or to an earlier time.
He went back to his car to get his glasses.I thought back to when I was very young.
definition 3: in return or in reply.
Joe hit Nate, and Nate hit him back.She left a message, but I forgot to call her back.
phrase: back and forth
derivation: backless (adj.)
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