Bedeutung von “back” — Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /bæk/
Extra Examples
He gently guided her back to her seat.We got back to our hotel at half past seven.They headed back to the shore.He's sure to go back there again.It's time to go back to work now.

A1 where someone or something was before:

I'll be back in Sydney on the 20th.
When do you go back to college?
I put it back in the cupboard.

B1 in a direction behind you:

Anna stepped back.
Flint leaned back in his chair.

A2 as a reply or reaction to something:

UK to ring back/ US to call back
I signalled to her and she waved back.

B1 to the state something or someone was in before:

Hopefully things will get back to normal again now.
I'm sure we can put it back together again (= repair it).
Try to go back to sleep.

B2 at or to an earlier time:

We first met back in 1973.
Looking back, I think we did the right thing.

B2 in a direction away from something:

He pulled back the curtain.
The house was a short distance back from the road.
back and forth also backwards and forwards

in one direction, then the opposite way, then in the original direction again many times:

He has to travel back and forth between London and Paris every week.

(Definition von “back adverb” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)