know something backward and forward

Definition of know something backward and forward

  1. :  to know something completely He knew the process backward and forward.

Word by Word Definitions

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

backwardplay
  1. :  toward the back or rear

    :  with the back foremost

    :  in a reverse or contrary direction or way

  1. :  directed or turned toward the back

    :  done or executed backward

    :  diffident, shy

  1. :  the part behind or past

forwardplay
  1. :  near, being at, or belonging to the forepart

    :  situated in advance

    :  strongly inclined :  ready

  1. :  to or toward what is ahead or in front

  1. :  to help onward :  promote

    :  to send forward :  transmit

    :  to send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

  1. :  a player who plays at the front the team's formation near the opponent's goal


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