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Synonyms for back

backwards

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again

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at a distance

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ago

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rear

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end

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reverse

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rear

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rearmost

gamble on

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  • gamble on
  • bet (money) on
  • speculate on
  • punt on
  • put money on
  • take a risk on
  • put your shirt on
  • stake money on
  • chance money on
  • wager money on
  • pledge money on
  • venture money on

back off from something

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  • retreat from
  • withdraw from
  • depart from
  • shrink from
  • pull back from
  • draw back from

back out of something: withdraw from

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  • withdraw from
  • abandon
  • cancel
  • pull out of
  • retire from
  • resign from
  • drop out of
  • give up on
  • retreat from
  • go back on
  • renege on
  • flip-flop on
  • backtrack on
  • chicken out of
  • cop out of
  • detach yourself from
  • recant on
  • disengage yourself from

back out of something: withdraw from

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  • withdraw from
  • retire from
  • reverse from
  • retreat from
  • pull back from
  • back off from
  • back away from
  • recoil from
  • draw back from
  • turn tail from

Synonyms for back

the part or area farthest from the front

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to supply capital to or for

to aid the cause of by approving or favoring

to present evidence in support of

back down: to abandon a former position or commitment

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located in the rear

in or toward a former location or condition

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the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine

the side that goes last or is not normally seen

the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer

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the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

the part of a garment that covers the back of your body

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a support that you can lean against while sitting

(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

give support or one's approval to

cause to travel backward

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support financial backing for

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be in back of

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shift to a counterclockwise direction

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establish as valid or genuine

strengthen by providing with a back or backing

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related to or located at the back

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located at or near the back of an animal

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of an earlier date

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at or to or toward the back or rear

in or to or toward a past time

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References in classic literature ?
I know they will remember all I said to them, that they will be loving children to you, will do their duty faithfully, fight their bosom enemies bravely, and conquer themselves so beautifully that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women.
Thorndike had moved into a chair nearer to the rail, and from time to time made a note upon the back of an envelope.
The judge leaned back in his chair and beckoned to Mr.
And he told Spear, when Isaacs & Sons went bankrupt, which at the rate they were giving away their money to the Hebrew Hospital would be very soon, Spear must come back to him.
The vigilant protector of the public dashed back into the building.
a round-crowned fragment of a hat, like the cap of Mercury, and mounted on the back of a ragged, wild, half-broken colt, which he managed with a rope by way of halter.
Then, he thought, how soon he 'd turn his back upon the old schoolhouse; snap his fingers in the face of Hans Van Ripper, and every other niggardly patron, and kick any itinerant pedagogue out of doors that should dare to call him comrade!
This carpet was carried away and the last grain of dust beaten and banged and swept our of it; then brought back and put down again.
It has the appearance of being on a shelf half-way up the wooded mountainside; and as it is remote and isolated, and very white, it makes a strong mark against the lofty leafy rampart at its back.
A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.
I toted up a load, and went back and set down on the bow of the skiff to rest.
Pretty soon he was all tired out, and dropped down with his back against the door, and said he would rest a minute and then kill me.
The slender expressive fingers, forever active, for- ever striving to conceal themselves in his pockets or behind his back, came forth and became the piston rods of his machinery of expression.
Without looking back, the old man had hurried down the hillside and across a meadow, leaving George Willard perplexed and frightened upon the grassy slope.
We behold aged men and grandames, a clergyman with the Puritanic stiffness still in his garb and mien, and a red-coated officer of the old French war; and there comes the shop-keeping Pyncheon of a century ago, with the ruffles turned back from his wrists; and there the periwigged and brocaded gentleman of the artist's legend, with the beautiful and pensive Alice, who brings no pride out of her virgin grave.