backwardsadverbuk /ˈbæk.wədz/ us /-wɚdz/ mainly UK (US usually backward)
- When the car hit him he was thrown backwards two or three metres.
- To go backwards, you must put the car into reverse gear.
- She stepped backwards and fell over a chair.
- He tilted his chair backwards and put his feet up on his desk.
- The movement of the ship caused the mast to sway backwards and forwards.