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Part of speech: Noun

The hinder part of the body of man, or of other animals, from the neck to the end of the backbone; the whole region of the spine; that which is opposed to the front; the rear or hinder part of anything; the part of a book where it is sewed in binding; the part of a knife, etc., opposite to the cutting edge.

Part of speech: Verb

To furnish with a back or backing; mount; support; wager on the successful outcome of; indorse; to cause to move backwards.

Part of speech: Verb

To move or go backward.

Part of speech: Adjective

Lying or being behind, or in the rear, as to time, situation, or direction; in a backward direction; in arrears; overdue; no longer current; as, the back numbers of a magazine.

Part of speech: Adverb

To or toward the rear; to or toward a former place, state, condition, or time; in withdrawal; as, to take back hasty words; in reserve; as, to keep back part of the truth; in return; as, to pay back.

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