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
The city ultimately decided to revoke the rally permit on Aug. 7, a decision organizers challenged successfully in federal court, with the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union.
For Thailand, Ms. Yingluck’s departure is the end of an era, when the populist siblings ran the country with the backing of the rural poor, who repeatedly voted them into office only to see the military take power twice.
However, technology start-ups and socially minded firms are leaping into peacebuilding, with the backing of governments and deep-pocketed philanthropic foundations.
But if Trump’s backing of Ward discourages others from running, there’s no way of knowing whether the president’s ability to mobilize his base might actually hand the primary to Ward.
With the backing of the president for the first time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally had the means to achieve his party’s biggest policy goal.
Stimpson secured the backing of four public safety unions on Wednesday - the Mobile Police Association, Mobile County Law Enforcement Association, the Mobile Firefighters Local 1349, and the Mobile Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
According to a third poll conducted by Kenya’s Star newspaper, Odinga’s backing rose to 46 percent from 44 percent on July 19, while Kenyatta’s support has fallen to 47 percent from 49 percent.
Several wealthy Russian oligarchs agreed to provide financial backing for the foundation’s lobbying, Akhmetshin said, providing at least $300,000.
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First Known Use of backing
Synonymsabetment, aid, assist, assistance, help, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, lift, support
Related Wordsadvancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succor
Near Antonymsconstraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragement
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
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