part or surface of an object that is furthest from the front; part that is less used, less visible or less important
rear part of the human body from the neck to the buttocks
part of a chair against which a seated person's back rests; part of a garment covering the back
(cause to) go backward
of or for a past time
owed for a time in the past; overdue
(of a vowel) formed at the back of the mouth
towards or at the rear; away from the front or centre
in an earlier position, condition or stage; into the past
"his back was nicely tanned"
"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
"he stood at the back of the stage"
"it was hidden in the rear of the store"
"the fall broke his back"
"the book had a leather binding"
"they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
"the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
"the back yard"
"the back entrance"
"back (or hind) legs"
"the hinder part of a carcass"
"back issues of the magazine"
"she went back to her parents' house"
"he moved back"
"tripped when he stepped backward"
"she looked rearward out the window of the car"
"he went back to sleep"
"set the clocks back an hour"
"never look back"
"lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
"he wrote back three days later"
"we paid back everything we had borrowed"
"he hit me and I hit him back"
"I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher"
"He plumped for the Labor Party"
"I backed Kennedy in 1960"
"back into the driveway"
"The car backed up and hit the tree"
"I'll second that motion"
"I can't back this plan"
"endorse a new project"
"back the car into the parking spot"
"back this enterprise"
"My garage backs their yard"
"Which horse are you backing?"
"I'm betting on the new horse"
"the wind backed"
"Can you back up your claims?"
Down his back from his mane to his tail went a line of black.
出自： O. Henry
She stood with her back against the door feeling the brass handle press against a bone in her spine.
出自： A. Schlee
A small flat back claw, or toe.
出自： J. Ray
Coming unexpectedly from a back parlour into the shop.
出自： L. Sterne
A little morocco box, which..contained the Major's back teeth.
The bomber..might have to travel only 50 miles..to the back areas of the German Army to bomb dumps.sssss J. le Carr&eacusc;
出自： E. C. Shepherd
They sat over a pot of tea in the back kitchen.
出自： F. Forsyth
The ashler walls were backed..with rubble stone, or with bricks.
出自： J. Smeaton
The angel of the Lord rolled back the stone.
出自：Bible (AV): Matthew
Back, beardless boy! Back, minion!
出自： Sir W. Scott
I sort of brushed my hair back with my hand.
出自： J. D. Salinger
Looking back when at the gate.
出自： P. Porter
Her performance wasn't so wonderful—I don't know what cause she has to pat herself on the back.
The first minutes of his speech consisted mainly of patting himself on the back.
人群向后退,让受伤的人通过。 back away from sth
The child backed away from the fierce dog.
那孩子害怕那只恶狗,直往后退。 back away from sth
I could see she was backing away from the idea.
你把车倒入车库时要小心,门道很窄。 back sth into sth
Next you must learn how to back a car into a parking space.
We chose this house because the garden backs onto the tennis courts.
Please don't try to back out now that everything's been arranged.
You said you would go; you can't back out now.
你答应要去,你不能食言啊! back out of sth
He would like to back out of the contract, but we can't allow it.
He backed up his arguments with facts.
他以事实支持自己的论点。 back sth ⇔ up
The flood water from the storm backed up the pipes.
暴雨引起的洪水堵塞了管道。 back up
You'll have to back up and turn around.
你将不得不往后退并转身。 back sth ⇔ up
Make sure you back up the disk before you turn the computer off.
Give me my watch back.(NOT Give me my watch again.)
Can you play it again?
The bike you sold me is too small.
If we buy this house and then have to move somewhere else, how easy will it be to sell it again?
Stefan can never return to his country (again).
I stood up, and then I sat (back) down (again).
Take back your money.
Count the money again, please.(NOT Count again the money.)
误 He lay to his back and stared up at the ceiling.
正 He lay on his back and stared up at the ceiling.
析 表示“仰卧”,应该说lie on one's back,介词用on不用to。
误 He rented a room in back of the house.
正 He rented a room in the back of the house.
析 in back of表示“在…后面”,相当于behind。in the back of表示“在…后部”,相当于in the rear part of。“一间后房”应该是a room in the back of the house。
误 There is a vegetable garden in the back of the house.
正 At the back of the house there is a vegetable garden.
析 表示“在…之外的后面部分”,应该说at the back of,不用in the back of。
误 When you finish the book, please return it back to the library.
正 When you finish the book, please return it to the library.