slick back/down

Definition of slick back/down

  1. :  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

slickplay
  1. :  to make sleek or smooth

    :  spruce

  1. :  having a smooth surface :  slippery

    :  having surface plausibility or appeal :  glossy

    :  based on stereotype :  trite

  1. :  something that is smooth or slippery

    :  a smooth patch of water covered with a film of oil

    :  a film of oil

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

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

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

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  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

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

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

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

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

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

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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