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backlash

back·lash

backlash

 
 
pronunciation:
baek laesh
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an abrupt and sometimes violent motion or movement backward.
similar words:
kick, kickback
definition 2: a strong reaction against some prior development, esp. political or social change.
Passage of the new law produced a backlash of anger and protest.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: backlashed, backlashes, backlashing
definition: to produce a backlash.
similar words:
kick