Adjective: backed bakt
Verb: back bak
- Having a back or backing, usually of a specified type
- (photography) used of film that is coated on the side opposite the emulsion with a substance to absorb light
- Pick one person to give support and approval to in a particular role
"I backed Kennedy in 1960";
- endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
- Travel backward
"back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
- Give support or one's approval to
"I can't back this plan";
- second, endorse, indorse
- Cause to travel backward
"back the car into the parking spot"
- Support financial backing for
"back this enterprise"
- Be in back of
"My garage backs their yard"
- Place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?";
- bet on, gage [archaic], stake, game, punt
- Shift to a counterclockwise direction
"the wind backed"
- Establish as valid or genuine
"Can you back up your claims?";
- back up
- Strengthen by providing with a back or backing
See also: back out, back up, coated, hardback, hardbacked, hardbound, hardcover [N. Amer], high-backed, low-backed, razorback, razor-backed, spiny-backed, stiff-backed, straight-backed
Type of: affirm, approve, back up, bet, change over, confirm, corroborate, finance, go, greenlight, green-light, lie, locomote, move, O.K., OK, okay, play, sanction, shift, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain, switch, toughen, travel, wager
Antonym: advance, backless, front, veer
Encyclopedia: Back, Outer Hebrides