Examples of backing in a Sentence
The tape has an adhesive backing.
The project has received financial backing from several investors.
Recent Examples of backing from the Web
Whether this is a formal adherence to Article 5, a common understanding of the threat Russia poses to the region, or continued backing of American forces in the Baltics and Poland remains to be seen.
When Qatar came under pressure to sever ties with the Brotherhood in 2014, the year that the Saudis and Emiratis labeled it a terrorist group, the Gulf nation had Turkish backing.
Each space in the nearly 400-foot commissioned work took on a different backing color, with various window shapes framing fantasy landscapes.
Thirty percent support stopping Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood for a year — another change included in the Senate bill and seen by many as a way to win conservative backing.
On the right, the conservative group FreedomWorks gave its backing to the four Senate holdouts and needled McConnell for reneging on his promise to fully repeal Obamacare.
That political backing opens the prospect that for the first time in more than 80 years, a silencer could be as easy to buy as a deer rifle.
The bill had a powerful advocate in Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney and the backing of a few Republicans in the House of Representatives.
And Spirit of America has backing from some heavy hitters at the Pentagon, which has emerged as the dominant force in Trump's cabinet.
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First Known Use of backing
BACKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of backing for English Language Learners
: something that forms a back
: support or aid
: the music that is played along with someone who is singing or playing the main tune : the music that accompanies someone
Medical Definition of backing
: the metal portion of a dental crown, bridge, or similar structure to which a porcelain or plastic tooth facing is attached
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