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English definition of “back”

back

verb [T]     /bæk/
to give support or approval to someone or something: Shareholders will be asked to back the proposals .
FINANCE to provide financial support for someone or something: A handful of firms will sell more than $2 billion of bonds backed by home equity , credit card , and other loans . Demand continues for government-backed loans . Investors are snapping up asset-backed bonds .
(Definition of back verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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