backadverbuk us /bæk/
back adverb (RETURN)
- After the trip, it was nice getting back to a few home comforts.
- She thinks he'll come back, but she's deceiving herself.
- That's enough, Peter. Give those toys back, please.
- I think I locked the door but I'll go back and check just to make sure.
- When I look back I can see where we went wrong.
- Will you put the books back when you've finished with them?
You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:
back adverb (FURTHER AWAY)
- Please stand back - then all of you will be able to see what I'm doing.
- The line of traffic stretched back several miles.
- Could you stand back from these shelves and tell me if they're level?
- Our house is set back from the road.
- As the body was carried through the crowd, people drew back respectfully .
backnoun [C]uk us /bæk/
back noun [C] (FURTHEST PART)
- I always keep a tool set in the back of my car.
- She lay on the grass and the stiff dry grass prickled the back of her legs.
- The previous owner of the house had built an extension on the back.
- I found her kneeling in prayer at the back of the church.
- The keyboard plugs in at the back of the computer.
back noun [C] (BODY PART)
back noun [C] (SPORT)
backverbuk us /bæk/
back verb (SUPPORT)
- This theory needs to be backed up with solid empirical evidence.
- The troops were backed by tanks, artillery, and other heavy armour.
- It is hoped that all sides will back the peace plan.
- A poll indicated that 77 percent of Americans backed the president's plan, with only 6 percent in opposition.
- Although Paris backs the U.N. demands, it has made it clear it will not take part in any new military action.
back verb (RISK MONEY)
back verb (MOVE AWAY)
back verb (COVER)
backadjective [before noun]uk us /bæk/
back adjective [before noun] (POSITION)
back adjective [before noun] (PAID LATER)