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back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (body: spine)rug nw de
 He hurt his back playing tennis.
back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reverse side)achterkant nw de
 Please read the text on the back of the paper.
back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rear of)achterin bw
 I can sit in the back of the car and you can sit in the front.
back,
back [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(support)onderbouwen overg.ww
 You should back your argument with facts.
back,
back [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(move in reverse)achteruit rijden onoverg.ww
 He backed the car down the driveway... right into a lamppost.
back,
back [sb]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(support [sb])steunen overg.ww
 I back this candidate for mayor.
back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (at the rear)achterin bw
 They sat at the back of the room.
back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (toward the rear)terug bw
 He walked back to the kitchen.
back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in return) (retour)terug bw
 She gave back the book.
 
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EngelsNederlands
back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (last, final)achterkamer nw de
 The back pages of the magazine are devoted to advertisements.
back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (remote)diep, afgelegen bn
 They're going to camp out in the back woods.
back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of the past)oud bn
 I would like to buy a back copy of the magazine.
back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in arrears)achterstallig bw
 She received back pay to make up for the accounting error.
back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (going back)terugspeelbal nw de
 His back pass led to the goal that won the match.
back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reverse side: body part) (achterkant van hand)rug nw de
 She wrote his telephone number on the back of her hand.
back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (part of [sth] covering the back)rug, achterkant nw de
 The company's logo will appear on the shirt back.
back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reverse side: chair)rugleuning nw de
 He placed his hands on the back of the chair.
back viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move backward)achteruit rijden onoverg.ww
 He backed into the parking space.
back,
back [sth] or [sb]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(wager on)wedden op, geld inzetten op, gokken op ww + vz
 Which horse should we back?
back,
back [sth],
back on to [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(form background of)begrenzen aan achterzijde overg.ww
 The field is backed by a row of trees.
back,
back [sb]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(accompany) (muziek)begeleiden overg.ww
 They're going to back Bob Dylan on his next tour.
back,
back [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(mount)verstevigen aan achterzijde overg.ww
 She backed the photo with grey card.
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geleden bn enkel predicatief (verleden tijd)ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achteruit bw (naar achteren toe)back, backwards advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achterkant nw de (achterzijde)back, rear nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
rug nw de (deel van het lichaam) (body part)back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
achter iemand staan onoverg. uitdr. figuurlijk (iemand steunen) (a person)back vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  support vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
rug nw de (achterkant van iets)back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
weer bw (terug)back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
rug nw de (acherkant van boek)back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
ondersteunen overg. ww fig. (helpen, bijstaan)support, back vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  back up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
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achter zijn / haar rug bw figuurlijk (heimelijk, steels) (figurative)behind someone's back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  secretly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achter zijn / haar rug om figuurlijk (heimelijk, steels) (figurative)behind someone's back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  secretly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achteraan bw (plaatsaanduiding)at the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the rear advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achterhoek nw de (afgelegen hoek)back corner, rear corner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
achterhoofd nw het (lichaamsdeel)back of the head nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (anatomy)occiput nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
achterin bw (plaatsaanduiding)in the back, in the rear advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the back, at the rear advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achterop bw (plaatsaanduiding)on the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
achterover liggend bw+bn (op de rug liggend)lie back vi + adv
  recumbent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  supine adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
achterover zitten bw+onoverg. ww (onderuitgezakt zitten)sit back vi + adv
achtertuin nw de (tuin) (US)backyard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  back garden nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
achteruitgang nw de (uitgang achteraan)back exit, rear exit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  back door nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
achterwand nw de (van kast)back wall, rear wall nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
afgebouwd bn (gereduceerd)cut back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  phased out v past p + adv
afleiden uit ww+vz (deduceren uit)derive from vi + prep
  lead back to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
bezuinigen op ww+vz (besparen op)cut back on, cut down on vtr phrasal insep + prep
blind de weg weten onoverg. uitdr. figuurlijk (de omgeving goed kennen)know something inside out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)know something like the back of your hand v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
diepvriezer nw de fig. (uitstel)back burner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Gezien het aantal dringender zaken, werd zijn voorstel naar de diepvriezer verwezen.
 Considering the number of more important tasks, his proposition was put on the back burner.
iets als zijn broekzak kennen overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (iets zeer goed kennen) (figurative)know something like the back of your hand v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
in het achterhoofd houden overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (in het geheugen houden) (figurative)keep in the back of your head v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  keep in mind v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
inhouden,
zich inhouden
overg.ww
(bedwingen, beheersen)restrain, hold vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  hold back, hold in vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
korten op ww+vz (bezuinigen op)cut back on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
nek nw de (lichaamsdeel: hals)nape nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  back of the neck nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
op de been bw (gezond, beter)back on his feet advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  recovered adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
over en weer bw (onder elkaar, wederzijds)back and forth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
recupereren overg.ww (terugwinnen)recuperate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  regain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  get back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
rug aan rug bw (met de achterkant tegen mekaar)back to back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
rug aan rug bw (van boeken: naast elkaar) (books)back to back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
tegen zich in het harnas jagen overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (tot vijand maken) (UK)antagonise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US)antagonize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (figurative)put someone's back up, get someone's back up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  turn someone against you v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
terugbetaald bn (betaling ongedaan gemaakt)paid back, refunded v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
  repaid v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
iemand/iets terugdringen overg. ww (achteruit duwen)drive back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  reduce vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
terugkeren onoverg. ww (naar huis)return viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  recur viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  come back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  go back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
terugkeren tot ww+vz figuurlijk (basis: teruggaan naar)return to vi + prep
  go back to vi phrasal + prep
terugkijken op ww+vz (denken aan, terugzien op)look back on vi phrasal + prep
terugkomen onoverg. ww (naar huis)come back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  return viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
terugkomen op ww+vz (opnieuw beginnen over)come back to vi phrasal + prep
terugslag hebben nw+overg. ww figuurlijk (terugvallen, achteruitgaan)fall back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  lapse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
terugtrekken onoverg. ww (teruggaan)withdraw, retreat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  pull back, draw back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
iets terugtrekken overg. ww (naar achter)withdraw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  pull back, draw back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
terugvallen op onoverg. ww (vertrouwen op)fall back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 He could always fall back on his savings.
terugvoeren tot ww+vz (herleiden tot, reduceren tot)trace back to vi phrasal + prep
weerhouden overg.ww (beletten, tegenhouden)hold back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  restrain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  prevent, obstruct vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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back door nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (building: rear door)achterdeur nw de
 In this house the back door opens directly into the kitchen.
back home advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (in one's place of origin)thuis bw
 Doris missed her life back home in Australia.
back home advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to one's house again)terug naar huis bw
 Steve drove us back home after the party.
back order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (order for [sth] which is out of stock)nabestelling nw de
  (Belg.)bijbestelling nw de
back road nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not a main route)binnenweg nw de
 They got lost somewhere in the back roads of Devon.
back to back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (with backs together)met de ruggen tegen elkaar bw
  (Belg.)rug aan rug bw
 Stand back to back so I can see who is taller.
back-to-back adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (consecutive)de één na de ander frase
 The team was able to win back-to-back games for the first time in a month.
backcountry,
back-country
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(remote or undeveloped area)niemandsland nw het
  binnenland nw het
backflip,
back flip
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(backwards somersault)achterwaartse salto nw de
backpedal,
back-pedal
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(pedal backwards) (fiets)terugtrappen onoverg. ww
  (fiets)achteruit trappen bw+onoverg. ww
backpedal,
back-pedal
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
figurative, informal (go against [sth] previously said) (figuurlijk)terugkrabbelen onoverg. ww
  (figuurlijk)op zijn schreden terugkeren onoverg. uitdr.
backroom,
back room
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(private area to rear of a building)achterkamer nw de
backroom,
back room
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (private area)ergens privé bw + bw
backseat,
back seat
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
literal (seat at back of vehicle)achterbank nw de
backseat,
back seat
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative (subordinate position)ondergeschikte positie nw de
  (figuurlijk)achterbank, tweede rij nw de
backseat,
back seat
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US, figurative (secondary, subordinate)ondergeschikt, onbelangrijk bn
backseat,
back seat
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
literal (in the seat at back of a vehicle)op de achterbank bn
backtalk,
back talk,
back-talk
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(make insolent retort)een weerwoord hebben onoverg. uitdr.
backtalk [sb],
back-talk
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(make insolent retorts to [sb])tegenspreken overg. ww
  een weerwoord geven overg. uitdr.
 Don't you dare backtalk me, young lady!
behind his back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (without his knowledge)achter zijn / haar rug, achter zijn / haar rug om bw
 She often told lies about him behind his back.
bring [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (return with [sth])meenemen overg.ww
  mee terugbrengen bw+overg.ww
  (informeel)oppikken overg. ww
 Do you want me to bring back some snacks from the store?
bring [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (reintroduce)herintroduceren, herinvoeren overg.ww
  opnieuw instellen bw+overg. ww
 The murderer's lenient sentence led to calls to bring back hanging.
bring [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (make popular again) (figuurlijk: in de mode)terugbrengen overg. ww
  opnieuw populair maken bw+bnoverg. ww
bring [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (past, memories: revive)opwekken overg.ww
  leiden tot overg. ww+vz
 Listening to that song brings back happier days.
brush [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (hair: comb back)naar achteren kammen, achteruit kammen overg.ww
brush [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (baseball) (honkbal)de slagman intimideren overg.ww
buy back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (seller: repurchase [sth] sold)terugkopen overg.ww
 Redeemable shares come with an agreement that the company can buy them back at a future date.
center half,
center-half (US),
centre half,
centre-half,
centre back (UK)
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(soccer player) (voetbal)centrale verdediger nw de
come back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (return)terugkomen onoverg.ww
 I came back from the office at about 6.30pm.
come back viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (return to success)een comeback maken onoverg.ww
  weer populair worden frase
 In 2013, the pop singer came back with a best-selling album.
come back (with [sth]) vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." US, informal (retort)terugzeggen onoverg.ww
come back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (return to memory)weer te binnen schieten, weer duidelijk worden frase
cutback,
cut-back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(economizing)bezuiniging nw de
  inkrimping nw de
 How severe will the company's cutbacks be?
flash back to [sth] vi phrasal + prep (show scene from past)terugkeren naar onoverg.ww
 Suddenly the film flashed back to a scene from the main character's childhood.
get back in shape v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (regain fitness)weer in vorm komen, weer fit worden frase
 I bought a gym membership to get back in shape.
 Ik kocht een lidmaatschap bij de sportschool om weer in vorm te komen.
go back (to [sth]) vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (return)teruggaan, terugkeren onoverg.ww
 I'd like to go back to Paris one day.
 Ik zou graag nog eens teruggaan naar Parijs.
go back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (move backwards)teruggaan, keren onoverg.ww
go back to [sth] vi phrasal + prep (return to: a place)teruggaan naar, terugkeren naar ww+vz
 I'd like to go back to Paris one day.
go back (to [sb]) vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (return: to partner) (bij partner)terugkeren, teruggaan onoverg.ww
go back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (be in the past) (in de tijd)teruggaan onoverg.ww
 My grandmother's memories go back a long way.
go back to [sth] vi phrasal + prep (be in the past) (in de tijd)teruggaan naar ww+vz
 That song goes back to the Second World War.
go back on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (promise: not keep) (belofte)breken overg.ww
  terugkomen op ww+vz
 Janice went back on her word to help me with the cooking.
go back on a promise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (break your word)een belofte breken, een belofte niet nakomen frase
 I can't believe that you, my own brother, would go back on your promise to loan me the money.
 Ik kan het niet geloven dat jij, mijn eigen broer, je belofte breekt om me geld te lenen.
go back to (doing) [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (revert)terugkeren tot, terugvallen in ww + vz
hang back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (not step forward)aarzelen onoverg.ww
  zich afzijdig houden wk.ww
 The goalkeeper had a tendency to hang back on his line instead of coming out for crosses.
hark back to [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (recall: earlier era)het verleden weer ophalen frase
 It is a tradition harking back to the early days of settlement.
 Het is een traditie om het verleden weer op te halen.
hark back to [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (recall: earlier subject)op een onderwerp terugkomen frase
hit back at [sb] vtr phrasal 3-part (retaliate)iemand terugslaan vnw + ww
hit back at [sb/sth] vtr phrasal 3-part figurative (respond to criticism) (figuurlijk)de tegenaanval inzetten nw + ww
  van zich afbijten wk.ww
hogback,
hog's back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(geology: long ridge with steep sides)steile bergrug, steile bergkam bn + nw de
keep back viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (stay at distance)op een afstand blijven, uit de buurt blijven frase
 A notice outside the monkeys' cage warns visitors to keep back.
keep [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (prevent getting closer)op afstand houden frase
  tegenhouden overg.ww
 A fence around the racing track keeps spectators back.
keep [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (save) (figuurlijk)opzij leggen bw + ww
  sparen overg.ww
 It's a good idea to keep some money back for unexpected needs.
kick back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." slang (relax) (slang)chillen onoverg.ww
  ontspannen onoverg.ww
  (informeel)relaxen onoverg.ww
 After work, Mary just wanted to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine.
kick back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (gun: recoil) (geweer)terugslag hebben onoverg.ww
 Smith fired and the rifle kicked back.
kick back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (profit: share as bribe)smeergeld toeschuiven nw + ww
laid-back attitude nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (relaxed approach) (informeel)relaxte houding bn + nw de
  ontspannen houding bn+nw de
 Rita's laid-back attitude sometimes infuriated her boss.
pay [sb] back for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (return money borrowed from [sb])iem. iets terugbetalen overg. uitdr.
 I payed him back for the drinks he had bought us.
pay [sb] back for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (take revenge on [sb])iemand betaald zetten voor iets overg. uitdr.
 She payed him back for all those times he had cheated on her.
plow [sth] back in (US),
plough (UK)
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(reinvest [sth])herinvesteren overg.ww
plow [sth] back into [sth] (US),
plough [sth] back into [sth] (UK)
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(reinvest money into [sth])herinvesteren in ww+vz
pull back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (draw aside: curtain, cover)optrekken overg.ww
roll [sth] back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (reduce: prices) (prijzen)terugschroeven, verlagen overg.ww
 They're not rolling back prices; they are still too high.
roll back time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (return to earlier) (figuurlijk)de tijd terugdraaien nw + ww
 You can roll back time only in your memory or in your imagination.
roll back to [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (revert) (figuurlijk)terugdraaien, terugdrijven overg.ww
 I rolled back to the previous version of the software and it worked fine.
shoot back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal, figurative (retort) (fig., informeel)terugkaatsen onoverg.ww
 "I didn't steal her purse!", the street kid shot back.
shoot back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (object: return)terugschieten, terugkeren onoverg.ww
 He tossed the boomerang, which shot right back to him.
shoot [sth] back,
shoot back [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(reply: send)versturen, verzenden overg.ww
 I read Ken's email, then shot back an angry reply.
shrink,
shrink (from,
back)
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(back away from)wegkruipen, terugdeinzen, ineenkrimpen onoverg.ww
small of your back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lower part of the back)onderrug nw de
  lendestreek nw de
 She was hurting in the small of her back, just above the tailbone.
spring back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (person: be resilient) (figuurlijk)opkrabbelen onoverg.ww
  herstellen onoverg.ww
 She can spring back from almost any injury.
spring back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (material: be elastic)terugveren onoverg.ww
 Swimsuits are usually made of fabric that springs back when you pull on it.
spring back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (bounce back into place)terugschieten, terugveren onoverg.ww
 The rubber band sprang back when I let it go.
sweptback,
swept-back
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(hair: worn off the face) (haar)naar achteren gekamd bw + bn
sweptback,
swept-back
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(angled toward the back)naar achteren gericht bw + bn
turn back the clock v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (restore youth) (figuurlijk)de klok terugdraaien nw + ww
 When she reached the age of 80 she became desperate to turn back the clock. Nora hoped that plastic surgery would turn back the clock for her.
turn back the clock v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (revert) (figuurlijk)terugzetten overg.ww
 The restore function in my computer turns back the clock to reset the software.
turn your back on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (abandon, reject) (figuurlijk)de rug toekeren nw + ww
 Shame on you for turning your back on your friends after such a small disagreement.
without looking back advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with no regrets) (figuurlijk)zonder achterom te kijken bw
 Rob left the job without looking back and says it was the best decision he's ever made.
  Ontbreekt er iets belangrijks? Meld fouten of geef suggesties voor verbeteringen.
Collocations: back [the war, your decision, this proposal, him], my back really hurts, suffer from back pain, more...

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