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back

adjective
 
 
/bæk/
A2 [always before noun] at or near the back of something: back door/page I put it in the back pocket of my jeans.Direction of motionPoints of the compass
back road/street a very small road or street that goes behind or between buildings →  See also put sth on the back burner Urban and residential streets
Translations of “back”
in Korean 뒤의…
in Arabic خَلْفِيّ…
in Portuguese posterior, traseiro, dos fundos…
in Catalan del darrere…
in Japanese 後ろの, 後方の…
in Italian posteriore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後面的,後部的,背部的…
in Russian задний…
in Turkish arkada, sırtta, geride…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后面的,后部的,背部的…
in Polish tylny…
(Definition of back adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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