slick back/down

Definition of slick back/down

:to pull (hair) back and make it look smooth or shiny by using water or some wet substance (such as hair gel)
  • He climbed out of the pool and slicked back his hair.
  • He had long sideburns and dark slicked-back hair.

Word by Word Definitions

slick play
  1. : to make sleek or smooth

  2. : spruce

  1. : having a smooth surface : slippery

  2. : having surface plausibility or appeal : glossy

  3. : based on stereotype : trite

  1. : something that is smooth or slippery

  2. : a film of oil

  3. : an implement for producing a smooth or slick surface

  1. : in a smooth or clever manner

back play
  1. : the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

  2. : the body considered as the wearer of clothes

  3. : capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. : to, toward, or at the rear

  2. : in or into the past : backward in time

  3. : to or at an angle off the vertical

  1. : being at or in the back

  2. : distant from a central or main area

  3. : articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth

  1. : to support by material or moral assistance

  2. : substantiate

  3. : to assume financial responsibility for

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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