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Back - Definition and Usage | Common English words
Back - Definition and Usage | Common English words

What does the word back mean? Definitions and usage examples of the word back. Example sentences with back.


1. A1 (adverb) away from the front; in a direction behind you

• Can you step back?

• He stopped and looked back.

A1 (adverb)
in, into, or towards a previous place, situation or condition

• I’ll be back next week.

• I got back an hour ago.

(noun) the rear part of the body

• I was lying on my back.

She stabbed him in the back.

(adjective) at the back of something

• He opened the back door.

My wallet was in the back pocket.

5. B2
(verb) to give support to someone or something, usually financially

He backed me when I was jobless. 

The project was backed by the government. 

Example Sentences with Back

Sit back and relax.

• I can’t wait to get back home.

I’ll get back to you shortly.

I’ll be back in a moment.

I’ll be back in a few minutes.

I must go back to the office.

• I have a pain in my back (= back pain). 

I put my hands behind my back.

She stood with her back to me. 

They sat in the back row of the cinema.

We planted a few trees in our back garden. 

The soldiers moved back from the battlefield.

I will back her up until she finds a job.

She backed her allegation with evidence.

Local residents are backing the campaign to save the forest.

• Companies were backed by the government during the crisis.

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