know something backwards

Definition of know something backwards


  1. :  to know something completely He knew the process backwards.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge

  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 backwards
  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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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