back·​en | \ ˈbakən \

Definition of backen

now dialectal
: to retard the progress of : delay cold weather will backen the corn

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First Known Use of backen

1649, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backen

back entry 3 + -en

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“Backen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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