backward

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 [ˈbækwərd]


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backward

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. took a backward step
  2. gave her a backward glance
  3. without (so much as) a backward glance
  4. is a little backward with his [opinions, ideas, thoughts]
  5. [is, would be] a backward move
  6. is a backward [society, way of thinking]
  7. is the most backward [society] (I have ever seen)
  8. is (not) backward compatible (with)
additional examples
  1. put his [shirt, hat] on backward
  2. the [car, truck] was moving backward
  3. go backward through time
  4. [walked, tripped, fell] backward (into)
  5. the [blow, punch] sent him reeling backward
  6. count backward from [ten]
  7. leaned backward in her [chair, armchair, recliner]
  8. was looking backward (when)
  9. bent over backward to [help, please, accommodate, impress]
  10. took a backward step
  11. gave her a backward glance
  12. without (so much as) a backward glance
  13. is a little backward with his [opinions, ideas, thoughts]
  14. she's not backward in coming forward
  15. [is, would be] a backward move
  16. is a backward [society, way of thinking]
  17. is the most backward [society] (I have ever seen)
  18. backward-thinking people
  19. backward-looking [society, ideas]
  20. is (not) backward compatible (with)
  21. was a (major) step backward (for)
  22. one step backward [to take, and, before] two steps forward
adv
  1. the [car, truck] was moving backward
  2. go backward through time
  3. [walked, tripped, fell] backward (into)
  4. the [blow, punch] sent him reeling backward
  5. count backward from [ten]
  6. leaned backward in her [chair, armchair, recliner]
  7. was looking backward (when)
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