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back
1. noun
1)

she's broken her back

Syn:
spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column
2)

the back of the house

Syn:
rear, rear side, other side; Nautical stern
Ant:
front
3)

the back of the line

Syn:
end, tail end, rear end, rear, tail, tag end
Ant:
front, head
4)

the back of a postcard

Syn:
reverse, other side, underside; verso; informal flip side
Ant:
front, face
2. adverb
1)

he pushed his chair back

Syn:
backward, behind one, to one's rear, rearward; away, off
Ant:
forward
2)

a few months back

Syn:
ago, earlier, previously, before, in the past
3. verb
1)

the government backed the initiative with $4 million

Syn:
sponsor, finance, put up the money for, fund, subsidize, underwrite, be a patron of, act as guarantor of; informal foot the bill for, pick up the tab for; bankroll, stake
2)

most people backed the idea

Syn:
support, endorse, sanction, approve of, give one's blessing to, smile on, favor, advocate, promote, uphold, champion; vote for, ally oneself with, stand behind, stick by, side with, be on the side of, defend, take up the cudgels for; second; informal throw one's weight behind
Ant:
oppose
3)

he backed the horse at 33 – 1

Syn:
bet on, gamble on, stake money on
4)

he backed out of the garage

Syn:
reverse, draw back, step back, move backward, back off, pull back, retreat, withdraw, give ground, backtrack, retrace one's steps, recede
Ant:
move forward, advance
4. adjective
1)

the back seats

Syn:
rear, rearmost, backmost, hind, hindmost, hinder, posterior
Ant:
front
2)

a back copy

Syn:
past, old, previous, earlier, former, out of date
Ant:
future

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