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back

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being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
  • She carried all the presents in the back door, as the children were playing in the front yard.
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back

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1 earlier than the present time
  • That's longer back than I can remember.
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2 toward the opposite direction
  • She turned back for one last comment.
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3 toward the rear
  • She turned around and looked back toward him.
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back

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1 a behind part or surface
  • The back of the page was blank.
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2 a vulnerable point
  • a candidate needing a loyal aide who can be relied upon to always watch his back
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1 to promote the interests or cause of
  • She enthusiastically backed the plan to renovate and upgrade the school's facilities.
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go in for, go to bat for, hold a brief for, stand up for, stick up for

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2 to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end
  • A number of influential people have already agreed to back the candidate.
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bear a hand, to stand one in good stead

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3 to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea)
  • The author needs to back her thesis with more facts.
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support, uphold, advocate, back, champion mean to favor actively one that meets opposition. support is least explicit about the nature of the assistance given.
    • supports waterfront development
uphold implies extended support given to something attacked.
    • upheld the legitimacy of the military action
advocate stresses urging or pleading.
    • advocated prison reform
back suggests supporting by lending assistance to one failing or falling.
    • refusing to back the call for sanctions
champion suggests publicly defending one unjustly attacked or too weak to advocate his or her own cause.
    • championed the rights of children


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