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1backward(chiefly US)/ˈbækwɚd/adverb
orbackwards/ˈbækwɚdz/
1backward(chiefly US)
/ˈbækwɚd/
adverb
or backwards /ˈbækwɚdz/
Learner's definition of BACKWARD  
: toward the back : to or toward what is behind
: opposite to the usual way : in reverse
: toward the past
: to or toward a less advanced state or condition : toward a worse state

bend over backward

orlean over backwardalsofall over backward
: to make a great effort to help someone or to reach agreement with someone

know something backward and forward

— see 1know
2backward/ˈbækwɚd/adjective
2backward
/ˈbækwɚd/
adjective
Learner's definition of BACKWARD  
: directed or turned toward the back
   b  : done backward
[more backward; most backward]  : behind others : not as advanced as others in learning or development

— backwardly

adverb

— backwardness

noun,[noncount]
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